Drexel dragonThe Math ForumDonate to the Math Forum



Search All of the Math Forum:

Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by Drexel University or The Math Forum.


Math Forum » Discussions » Education » math-teach

Topic: 'The Hard Part' of Teaching
Replies: 2   Last Post: Jul 8, 2014 5:41 PM

Advanced Search

Back to Topic List Back to Topic List Jump to Tree View Jump to Tree View   Messages: [ Previous | Next ]
Richard Strausz

Posts: 3,353
Registered: 12/4/04
Re: 'The Hard Part' of Teaching
Posted: Jul 8, 2014 5:41 PM
  Click to see the message monospaced in plain text Plain Text   Click to reply to this topic Reply

I agree Stan. The painting metaphor is excellent (see below) but I'd add on something about a guy who stops by and says that he painted a doll house for his child so he knows the best way I should paint the mansion.
=====
Here's your metaphor for the day.

Teaching is like painting a huge Victorian mansion. And you don't actually have enough paint. And when you get to some sections of the house it turns out the wood is a little rotten or not ready for the paint. And about every hour some supervisor comes around and asks you to get down off the ladder and explain why you aren't making faster progress. And some days the weather is terrible. So it takes all your art and skill and experience to do a job where the house still ends up looking good.
======
Richard



Point your RSS reader here for a feed of the latest messages in this topic.

[Privacy Policy] [Terms of Use]

© Drexel University 1994-2014. All Rights Reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.