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Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Laura

Oh she totally won't take this as a teaching moment. First of all she's too young. I'll be surprised if she's even 30 yet. Second of all, she clearly says in the comments section that she has no interest in *learning* from others. She explicitly states not to leave unsolicited advice.

But you're right. There are far too many professionals like her in our lives. The ones who think that they're reading and classes trumps our day to day experience. It's laughable. Professionals need to understand that they are part of the team, not the coaches. :sigh:

This girl makes my head numb.

Laura

That should have been "...their reading..."

I get so riled up sometimes!

Accessiblechurc

People should read or read about Paulo Friere. He was a Brazilain educator and philosopher who showed how teachers needed to learn from their students in order to be good teachers. If you do not know how your students think, how can you teach. He was also consider one of the first liberation theologians. His idea of abolishing the teacher /student dictomy is one that can be applied to other professions, especially in the autism community. It has always been my experience that imedical professionals have dismissed my imput. True they are the experts in medicine, but i am an expert in what it is like to be me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paulo_Freire

David N. Andrews M. Ed., C. P. S. E.

"His idea of abolishing the teacher /student dictomy is one that can be applied to other professions, especially in the autism community."

Interesting. My ex-wife did her M. Ed. thesis on a similar thing - she has no idea who Paulo Freire is! But the same idea came out... abolishing the teacher/student divide, and making professionals and their clients learn together ... truly novel (especially in Finland). I was her thesis supervisor, and I wept when I read the thesis. Call me sentimental, but ... yeh... awesome research. Awesome project. Totally NOT Finnish!

Teaching and learning are, indeed, parts of a two way process, where both parties teach and learn at the same time!

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