Do You Teach or Do You Educate?
I loved how this video was put together. Amazing, how something so simple could give such a powerful meaning. I think this is without a doubt a video all future educators should watch. The meaning behind the words were so inspiring. I want to be an educator and know that I never wasted an opportunity to show my students the best that I possibly can. Being a future history teacher I want my students to not just leave my classroom with facts but the knowledge on how to make a brighter future for our world. We learn from the past and the classroom is where it all begins. I thought this video was amazing, the few words said it all, the music was great, and the pictures were powerful. My favorite part was "Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel"- Socrates
Don't let them take the pencils home!
I thought Mr. Johnson did a wonderful job presenting this argument. It is a very simple statement, "Don't let them take the pencils home." He addressed just as that, simple. Why should we stress about something to the point that it gets in the way of education. If you do not focus on the solution you will never solve the problem, that is all there is to it. He tells her that he has given the children an assignment that will keep them interested enough to know that a pencil is not an object that it is a tool and that is how it is to be used. Some teachers are stuck on test scores and statistics that they have lost the focus of mentoring, inspiring, molding...education. Learning is what it is all about and even as teachers we learn more every day.