Professor Mom

Chronicles the life of a mom, teacher, and writer trying to stay sane amid the chaos of daily life.

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mouse's picture mouse

I couldn't teach without connecting on a personal level with at least some of my students. I probably could manage a large lecture, but know I'm better in the smaller groups.

I read an interesting book for my current ed course: Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer. Some of it's a little too touchy-feely and vague even for me, but it did a lot to make me feel validated in my teaching style. He definitely believes that an important aspect of teaching is personal connection. He also has a lot to say about how a fully objective style of teaching is a barrier to this.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I'll have to check out this book--it sounds very interesting, even with the touchy-feely parts!


Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

I agree with what you say here...and that it's not just because you are a mother. The connection is important. For both parties involved.


Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I know you know, this Omaha--you're an awesome and connected teacher. I wish there were more like you out there!