The Skillful Teacher by Stephen D. Brookfield-Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – Experiencing Teaching

This book was assigned for our class in PIDP 3260. The main theme Brookfield touches upon is how teaching is unpredictable. He talks about experiences in teaching where you have to muddle through and even compares teaching to white water rafting.

I think the point he wants to make is that effective teaching is not repeatedly using the same lesson plans for multiple classes on the same subject . The personalities that make up the multiple classes an instructor teaches will be different. You must be adaptable as an instructor. There are different approaches that can be taken to teach the same concept.

I found a website that talks about using a variety of approaches. I have provided the link below.

Differentiated Instruction




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