Monday, March 3, 2008

Keith Sawyer "Creative Teaching"

Keith Sawyer "Creative Teaching: Collaborative Discussion as Disciplined Improvisation"

This was a great read. Sawyer argues for a revision of the "teaching as performance" metaphor to guard against "teacher-proof" scripted interpretations and move toward an understanding of the metaphor as calling for improvisational teaching and classroom interaction. This piece was just filled with quote nuggets about facilitative, improvisational classroom management. If I am ever writing about participatory or engaged education again-- improv will likely come up and I will turn to Sawyer for a good quote to back me up. I'm totally convinced. Bring on the improv tomorrow night!

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