‘The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.’ (Marva Collins)

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2 Responses to ‘The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another.’ (Marva Collins)

  1. Elizabeth says:

    This is harder than it sounds.

  2. Wolfgang Brauner says:

    I agree, and of course there is much more to good teaching – but the more we can not only engage but actually excite students or at least move them in some way, the better. And how do we do that? By showing as much enthusiasm – if not passion – as possible, each in our own way. The brighter we burn, the more likely it is we ignite others. To say it with yet another quote: ‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’ (William Butler Yeats) I am sure we will touch on this in our conversation about moral intuitionism this Thursday evening: http://honorsadvising.blog.wku.edu/community/honors-salon/03-the-intuitive-dog-and-its-rational-tail-apr-2-2013/

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