Teachers & Teaching: Introduction

Most of us at some point in our lives will be called upon to teach something. It may be as complex as being a professional educator, or as simple as teaching someone how to tie a slip-knot. Whether it’s Sunday School or how to make sundaes, we all end up imparting knowledge to others in some manner or another.

This post marks the introduction to a new series here at TruePravda exploring the nature of teaching and learning. Much of the discussion will be anecdotal, drawing upon my own experience as both a receiver and distributor of education. I’ll also explore several modern approaches and issues concerning today’s educational scene. I have a vague agenda and no timetable, although my initial plan is to post weekly on the subject.

I know that many of you who read this blog are educators, and I welcome your interaction and insights. Your first stop, however, will be to go read Charles Halton’s writings on teaching. Halton is an innovative thinker on the matter, and I’m sure we’ll interact with his ideas here. Stay tuned.