Wednesday, January 15, 2020


In Things unknown from Seth Godin's Blog, Seth Godin asks,

“And, most of all, what do the people you serve truly need and want?”

I believe that it is easy to share what I know with students. It is easy to push information at them but how much will they remember? How many lectures from teachers and professors do I remember? Not many.

I remember projects where I had to research for the information. When I had to look for the information, it stood out and years later, it was easier to recall. When I had to pull the information out rather than having it pushed at me, I remembered things.

The more we let students research and discover information, the more they will retain information. The more we let students investigate, the more knowledge they will gain.
By making students actively participate in their learning, the more they will learn and the more they will retain.

Teachers need to stop standing at the front of the room and acting like they know everything and without that information, students won’t succeed in life. This makes students take a passive role in the educational process.

I need to teach students how to find the information they may need. Students won’t always be in the classroom and have others feed them the information they need and want. What students need and want while in the classroom is to learn how to use the tools they may need after they leave the classroom. They need to learn what resources are available and how to locate the information they need from the appropriate resources.

Buy building a house and giving it to a person does not teach them how to build other houses. They need to learn how to use the tools and then how to make the materials fit together to create something new. This is why we need to teach students how to use tools to get information and then put the information together to move forward. This will help students become more successful in the classroom and then later in life.

Do you feel it is better to push information or pull information? Please share.

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