There is a saying in China: give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day, teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. In an art history class where data can be overwhelming, I believe in teaching student the different ways to interpret that data to help them understand the world.
Student Voices Are Assets
I want to create a space wherein students feel heard and respected. Where the end goal is growth and expansion. A space where ideas can be shared and challenged.
Read. Think. Engage. Create.
To Understand Ask Why
I tell my students that when they don’t understand something–a poem, literary theory, what I am teaching in class–I can help them; however, they have the answer to their question if they ask the right questions. I like to start with a simple “why?”… Read more “ #4WordPedagogy”
LISTEN Carefully/ THINK Deeply
“QUIC” is a mnemonic encouragement toward critical & collaborative heuristics.
For me the teaching process is raising subjectivity to objectivity through the process of self-examination and self-reflection. I would like to see my work as an invitation for students to become self-determined actors who not just blindly repeat meaningless slogans, abondance of which in our society is overwhelming and dangerous, but know what they want, why they want and how their positing of their wants affects others.… Read more “Start to question yourself.”
My French course is similar to my kitchen. This is the place where we discover ingredients, try appliances, explore techniques, prepare different versions of the same dish, modify the recipe, share the good and bad stuff. Most importantly, we are having fun in the process.
I want students to know that they can and will accomplish their goals. They are already on their way to doing this and have what it takes right now. As they learn more, they will get even better at achieving their goals and get even closer to their dreams — but they are not starting from scratch or from naught (or from from negative balance).… Read more “You can; You will”