I am passionate about teaching. I love it. I love research, writing reviews and essays, and presenting at conferences, but teaching really gets me excited. That’s why I’ve devoted an entire category to teaching. In this category we will discuss teaching philosophy and methodology in new, innovative, and applicable ways.
Teaching isn’t like it used to be. Before the information overload that is the internet, mass media, and the proliferation of publishing houses, teachers used to be the gate keepers of information. If someone wanted to learn a subject, they had to seek out an individual who would orally relay information to them. Those days are over. If I want information I go to Google, Amazon, or the library–and more importantly, so will everyone else who has been raised with a computer in their home and a control pad in their hands.
So, what’s the use of teachers anymore? Plenty. But, conveying information is only a tiny part of the role of the modern teacher. We hope to start an ongoing discussion of the other 98% of teaching.