Monday, April 7, 2014

What is the role of good teaching?

What language teachers can learn from Sugata Mitra (a subjective list)

  • Don’t ignore the internet in your teaching.
  • Prepare students for dealing with real problems, not for taking tests.
  • Don’t expect all learning to involve teachers.
  • Accept that things will be learned, used and misused outside the classroom.
  • Recognize that there is some potential in teacherless, independent work on learners’ part.
  • Don’t shy away from big questions.