Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Myths of teaching

Last week you read an excerpt from Bill Ayers' book, To Teach, that discussed what he calls the 12 "myths of teaching." We were able to talk about a few of these in class, but we didn't have time to discuss most of them. Choose one of the myths that you found interesting and write about why you think Ayers' critique is on target )or not). If you agree that it is a myth, why do you think it persists?

Alternatively, can you think of any other "myths" about teaching that Ayers doesn't mention? If so, share one, and tell us why you consider it a myth.