Teaching Talia


Posted on: March 22, 2007

Teachers are inveterate collectors. They collect cotton reels, cardboard cylinders, and egg cartons. They queue up at conferences to collect posters, pamphlets, charts, and other publishers’ freebies.

It’s important to keep in mind that teachers also collect more substantial things. While they might have a strong interest in physical paraphernalia with which to decorate their rooms, the main things they collect are ideas. They’re continually on the lookout for a new idea or “way of doing things” that will make learning in their classrooms even more efficient and effective. Many of these ideas depend on the promotion and maintenance of independent learning. The number of professional books that have been written specifically to meet teachers’ thirst for good, practical ideas and activities that work has reached astronomical proportions.


Cambourne, B., Labbo, L., Carpenter, M. (2001). What do I do with the rest of the class?: The nature of teaching-learning activities, Retrieved on the 22nd of March, 2007 from “http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=88929640&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=20863&RQT=309&VName=PQD”


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Just finished my Graduate Certificate in Cross Disciplinary Art and Design with UNSW.




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