Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It’s Dangerous to Teach as You Were Taught…

The Bobo Doll Experiment was performed in 1961 by Albert Bandura, to try and add credibility to his belief that all human behavior was learned, through social imitation and copying, rather than inherited through genetic factors.
While the findings were somewhat inconclusive and focused on aggressive behavior, it does make me think about  the main influence on my teaching style when I started out.

Friday, June 24, 2011

In 3-5 Years... Where Will You Be?

Harry Wong wrote in his book, TheFirst Days of School, that you can have any job in education in the next 3-5 years as well as a quarter raise!

I read this page in his book just before I started teaching. It immediately stirred me to find out how… Well, he went on to justify his claim by noting that only teachers who strive for success will be rewarded.