Posted by DrJeff on September 5th, 2011
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Jordi (from Driving with Jordi fame) learning how to skate a few years ago. He could count on his dad. He showed me when I should lead, and when he needed me to get out of his way. Now they call him rocket man.
This is crossposted at the Huffington Post HERE.
This essay “The Art of Teaching” was originally published April 15, 2009. I just revised itÂ in support of the release of the music video Â ‘We’ve Got to be That Light – A Gift For America’s Teachers”, which was the subject of the last post here at Blog on the Universe.
Let me know what you think of this essay! Leave a comment below or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
So here’s a thought. Track down an old teacher
that meant the world to you and tell them just that.
It’s a new school year and teachers are now back in classrooms across America. During these tough times I wanted to write something that might help inspire the new teacher, reaffirm to the seasoned professional why we went into teaching in the first place, and recognize the remarkable gift that teachers in our lives give to us all.
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Posted by DrJeff on May 28th, 2009
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Copyright 2009 | About this blog
I started this blog to share exciting stories of exploration with those that teach the next generationâ€”parents and teachers. I hope it can help you inspire our children. More generally, these stories are for anyone who gets joy from learning, and aspires to know.
If you really want to get a sense of where I”m coming from, read my Resource Page The Nature of Our Existence. I hope it moves you. And if it does, share it byÂ leaving a comment on the bottom of the page.
It’s a storyâ€”a philosophyâ€”reflecting programs developed and delivered over 19 years at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, and across the nationâ€”to families, teachers, and the public.
I’d like to see this blog continue for quite a long time. I’ve got lots to share. But that requires us to build an audience. So please let parents, teachers, and friends know about this blog so we can make a difference together. Send out a tweet or some emails!
To all those teachers finishing their year and feeling exhausted, you could probably use a reaffirmation right now about why you went into teaching! I think reading The Nature of Our Existence might help. It’s a good way to start your summer!