Thoughts on Teaching – 2/23/2012 – An excellent discussion

Just a quick post today, as I need to get some grading done.

I had a spectacular discussion yesterday in one of my sections.  We were working through the issues of a Critical Mission from the McGraw-Hill Connect History program.  I started off the discussion by asking, “What did you think?”  Then, an hour and fifteen minutes later, I ended the class.  In other words, they talked for 75 minutes in a productive discussion with no further prompting from me except to interject some comments and call on people to make sure people got to talk.  Rare but quite satisfying.

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About Scott Williams

I am an educator, community-college instructor, thinker, husband, parent of four, student of life, player of video games, voracious reader, restless wanderer, and all-around guy.

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