Quote of the Week 2019/20 – Teachers are magnetic fields
The vortex of education is created around the environment and expectations that you set up. Having the expectation of focusing on the right areas will engage students curiosity and wonder in how the world works and how they interact with it. Through that sense of awe and wonder, questions are created and the inquisitive nature of students kicks in in the right environment. It is in the chasing of the answers for these is where the gaining of knowledge happens – working out what is right and what doesn’t work. This is not only in information but also in work habits and processes. By creating this sort of setup, students over time will gain wisdom in how they work best and how they best learn. It’s the role of a teacher to create the magnetic fields in the right areas for the students to learn the right things, not necessarily get things all right. Some lessons will require them to find out what doesn’t work. They just need to learn this – education is a journey, not a destination.
For more quotes of the week, keep an eye on #EMG_Quoteoftheweek!Written by Michael Dunn – EMG Consultant and Primary Teacher