November 16, 2016
The High Calling of Teaching
Give The High Calling of Teaching a read by clicking here at http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/11/16/the-high-calling-of-teaching/.
Published in Counterpunch.
This is a great article on how to teach. Let students sit in circles and talk about the assigned content to be learned, be it mathematics, history, economics, stories, politics, religion, or physics, with themselves and the teacher, letting anyone in the class have a chance starting the discussion, by using a Classroom De-Gamer, explained in my books Business Voyages and Born to Learn by clicking here, https://www.amazon.com/Richard-John-Stapleton/e/B001KHS3P6.
We need millions of classrooms such as Winslow Myers describes here scattered around Spaceship Earth.
The major reason most people do not learn as much as they might is because they are rarely given a chance to discuss what they think they know and believe with people who think they know and believe different things, because of having been locked into learning experiences with people who are told the same things by teachers preaching to their choirs prescribing what they call holy writ, dogmas, doctrines, and the like.
If you hear, read, and see the same thing over and over again quite naturally you are not going to learn much about the whole system.
The danger, of course, if you do this you will begin to think you are not only right but morally superior to other people who have been taught different things in the same sort of educational processes, and you will probably eventually hate them.
And you and they may escalate the process to the next level, war and other catastrophes, as history has shown.
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