Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Essence of Teaching and Learning

I remember when my eighteen month old son toddled up to me, put his little finger on my shirt button and said, “That’s a button!” His first complete sentence. Made me proud and excited. The potential. Somehow he had learned language. When I taught English to teenage outcasts, I established a complex relationship with my students and a similar interplay of teaching and learning occurred. With my students, it was more direct. It was my … Continue reading

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