Remember when you were in elementary school (for some of us, that was a very long time ago) and you actually enjoyed school and looked forward to getting up everyday and going to school to learn. Back then, learning was fun. Somewhere along the way, though, something happened. I can’t say what it actually was, but it was something. School wasn’t fun anymore. Whatever it was, it made learning not fun anymore.
I’m not here to say that every teacher in every school has made learning not fun. I guarantee that everyone of us can think about that one special or not-so-special teacher. What was it about him/her that comes to mind? Also, I’m not here to place blame on anyone.
What I would like to do, however, is to challenge you to reflect. Reflect on your own teaching practices. Reflect on your classes from last year and the years…
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