Episode 1 – Teacher Cliches: True or Crap?

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Overview of chat topic

  • Topic: Teacher cliches – True or Crap?
    • Not ones about teachers, but by teachers and for teachers.
    • What is true about each cliche and what is crap about each cliche – or “a lie from the pit of teacher hell”
  • Blue Cereal Education: http://bluecerealeducation.com/blog/oklaed-chat-21917
  • Questions from the chat:
    • 1a Truth: Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
    • 1b Crap: Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
    • 2a Truth: Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
    • 2b Crap: Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
    • 3a Truth: If we teach today’s students the way we taught yesterday’s, we’ll rob them of tomorrow.
    • 3b Crap: If we teach today’s students the way we taught yesterday’s, we’ll rob them of tomorrow.
    • 4a Truth: Teach me and I will forget. Show me and I will learn. Involve me and I will understand.
    • 4b Crap: Teach me and I will forget. Show me and I will learn. Involve me and I will understand.
    • 5a Truth: Students are digital natives. Teachers are digital immigrants.
    • 5b Crap: Students are digital natives. Teachers are digital immigrants.
    • 6a Truth: Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
    • 6b Crap: Failure is the opportunity to begin again, this time more wisely.
    • 7a Truth: I teach for the outcome, not the income.
    • 7b Crap: I teach for the outcome, not the income.
    • 8: Favorite teacher cliche – one said by us or for us…
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