|Those who can, teach.
(Pedagogy) Philosophy and Nonsense
Thoughts about writing, education, and experience Presented by Forrest D. Poston
The first goal of teaching is to strengthen, deepen and refine our intrinsic love of learning. All other goals and all methods must stem from that idea. Any that do not support that goal must at least be questioned and adjusted, if not eliminated. Otherwise, we are not teaching but training.
who cant don't understand.
Four Meanings of Life
Godot and the Great Pumpkin
A Major is More Minor Than
The Poetry Process (A look at 4 versions of a poem.)
Thoughts About Picking a Major
Quick Points About Education
Quick Points About Writing
Reading Poetry and Cloud Watching
Using an Audience
What Makes a Story True?
What's the Subject of This Class? (Being revised.)
Writing and Einstein (The Difference Between Information and Meaning)
Writing and the Goldilocks Dilemma
Links to Other Sites
Points About Teaching
This is a list of some of the primary points behind my philosophy. You'll see many of them played out in longer form as I get the pages written and added. I'll add to the list whenever I have an aphorism attack.
1. Telling and teaching are not synonymous.
2. Memorization and learning are not synonymous.
3. Information and knowledge are not synonymous.
4. Knowledge and power are not synonymous.
5. Power and wisdom are not synonymous.
6. Learning is a creative act.
7. Their learning is more important than my teaching.
8. The mission takes precedence over procedures.
and process are not synonymous.
Testing and assessing are not the same thing.
Learning is a long term process.
Learning is an individual act.
People and numbers are not synonymous.
14. If it can be graded by a computer, it doesn't test learning.
Back to the Home Page
|Back to the Home Page
Other Essays and Poetry
Something Somewhat Vaguely Like a Resume
Being Like Children
The Blessing and the Blues
The Cat With a Bucket List
David and the Revelation
The Dawn, the Dark, and the Horse I Didn't Ride In On (an odd, meandering, semi-romantic story)
Ghost Dancer in the Twilight Zone
The Hair Connection and the Nature of Choices
The Mug, the Magic, and the Mistake
Trumpet Player, USDA Approved
The Poetry Process
Writing by Current or Former Students
Ms. Write Meets Her Match in Jr. Ms. Write Now
by Heide Perry
I'll Just Have Cats
by Cara Hummel
Toys to Toys
by Allyson Bowlds
Scribbles and Bits
Links to Other Sites