Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Two Updates

The weekend workshop was hmmmmm. It was a college professor talking at us the whole 3 hours (with slides of photocopies of a paper he wrote, i.e. small print) discussing the fact that to be good teachers, we should talk with the students or assess in some way, to see where their level of (mis)understanding is, so that we can know how to proceed. ... And I don't want to sound snarky, but ... we already know that. Maybe this is new to college professors because they're not so much taught how to teach as how to do research. Oh well, I did get 3 good things out of the talk.

We picked the 10 students to go on the spring break field trip and to be mentors next year for seniors applying to colleges. It was a tough choice as you had to balance out who would benefit from the trip to who would be a good mentor to who actually put out a concerted effort in their application.

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