Monday, 16 March 2009

Shouting from the Mountaintop

As an educational advisor working in school improvement, I quote a contributor to Dr. Alec Couros's blog on Open Thinking. This is one of the most challenging aspects of our work here in the UAE.
Convincing teachers to stop teaching from the mountaintop and lead the students up the mountain is an on going challenge ... Our teachers need to constantly remind themselves to try new teaching methods and avail themselves of the tools.

Dave Hill, February 19th, 2009 at 3:25 pm


  1. Yes Asif, even in my tertiary college, I find some of the attitudes of my colleagues quite depressing in regards to this. But for me, one of the biggest challenges is getting my students here past the infallible teacher mentality and into understanding my value as a sherpa!

  2. It's a slow process of change. The pre-tertiary education system is almost exactly about teachers shouting from mountaintops. It's a constant difficulty to get teachers to see their own jobs as something other than imparters of information.


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