Mar 26, 2011
Bob Dylan and the Student-Centered Classroom
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. --Bob Dylan
This quote was originally tweeted by @fear2love and it really struck a chord with me. In particular, I liked how it could apply to education.
Check it out with one minor change:
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each student as she/he is, without prior rules about what she/he should be.
I think most teachers are already thinking this way or are moving towards thinking this way. But there are others who are still terribly teacher-focused instead of being student-focused. In simplest terms, those teachers need to realize that without students, they would have no purpose. It is the students who make up the school. Without them, a school is just an empty building.