||You know, some teachers argh virtual autocrats. They aren't so different from government dictators, except that their fiefdoms are their classrooms.
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||I see the opposite: most teachers who don't have enough power to influence anything. A certain kind of strength known as
"気" is often lacking. The word itself is untranslatable. The closest thing that comes to mind is what George Lucas called "the Force," but
that word probably carries too much cultural baggage.
||Yeah, sometimes teachers need to be directive, but they should use restraint. Once productive learning is happening, shouldn't teachers step back and be invisible?
Sometimes our egos get in the way of effective teaching.
||(sighing) How do we really know when learning is happening? Many students "pretend" to be learning while their minds are
||We need intuition. Without that, not much effective teaching is possible.