A gentle reminder ...

The goal of this blog initially was for Mr. Mc to show his students and friends what he doing while in Pennsylvania and DC in 2011. Now it's being used as a place for him, travelling colleagues and former students to discuss edumacation and history related "stuff" as well as ... well, anything which pops into his head. Mr. Mc would never knowingly embarrass either the school he loves or the family he is devoted to. By joining in the discussion, he expects the same of you.

Friday, January 31, 2014

What makes teaching 'great'?

Ok, I have an thought experiment I want to get your help with. I'm going to ask you to comment on a question which was posed by someone I follow on Twitter. Jim Knight, an Instructional Coach connected with the Kansas Coaching Project and webmaster of the website Radical Learners, asked:

Before I gave my response...which will have to come at a later date (unless you follow me on twitter) ...I asked:

I've been thinking about that question for the better part of the afternoon so I thought I would throw it out to the world wide interwebby thing.
In the comments below, would you please offer a response to the question: What principles make for a GREAT teacher? Please identify if you are a parent, student, teacher or administrator.
If you would, would you send the link to your circle of peeps and ask them to respond? I am really curious to seeing what the responses look like.
I decided that, with my blog, I wouldn't write until I had something to say. I don't know that I can improve upon the silence but, a good question is a good question.