This little piece from the Chronicle of Higher Education doesn’t break any wonderfully new ground in pedagogical theory, but it’s a nice little meditation nonetheless. I especially like his description of the community of teachers:
Most of us share our melodies freely and happily with one another (unlike our scholarship, which we may guard jealousy and stamp with copyrights). When we find a teaching melody that works, we want to share it with others, and even to hear how our fellow teachers might help us make it better — give it a different rhythm, add grace notes, try out a new fingering technique.
That’s it. Just a nice thought for the morning. Look for some thoughts about Plato later today.