Teaching and Tin Whistles

The Living Tradition

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.


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