Monday, September 23, 2013
Teach Like a PIRATE Week 2: Passion and Immersion
It's great to see so many familiar names in the blog comments from last week. A special welcome to all the new book club participants. I am so excited about this book and the conversations to come. Please let your colleagues know that it's not too late to participate. Just have them introduce themselves and then jump into the conversation.
This week we're discussing the chapters "Passion" and "Immersion." Thanks to Susie Highley for sharing a couple of questions about passion:
- What parts of the curriculum do you "dread" teaching (like Burgess is not enthused about the railroads or Industrial Revolution)? Have you been able to get past that dread and and focus on your professional or personal passions?
- What are your hobbies or personal passions? Have you found a way to incorporate your personal passion into your classroom?
And what does total immersion in your class look like? Or what do you hope it will look like?
Next week we will read and discuss the chapters "Rapport" and "Ask and Analyze."