Things I’ve learned while learning others.

Q: MOST TEACHERS I’VE MET CAN USUALLY RATTLE OFF SOME KEY THINGS THEY’VE LEARNED FROM THE TEACHING EXPERIENCE. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST VALUABLE THINGS YOU’VE LEARNED FROM RUNNING YOUR WORKSHOPS?

A:

1. Holy crap! Look at that! The inverse square law actually works!

2. There’s a good part of what I do that is second nature and seems “easy” to me because I’ve been doing it for so long. Then I see there is a disconnect from what I say to what students understand. I have to really think through what I do and break it down step by step. As I break it down it usually leads to a deeper understanding of what I’m doing, not only for the students but also for myself.

3. As folks put brainpower into learning a ...

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