The Theory Of Teaching For Teachers

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Not to be taught, but to remember Think about a time you may have taken or passed a test, then questioned what you really learned versus what you just memorized for the good grade? In John Taylor Gatto’s “The Seven-Lesson Schoolteacher” he says “We are not taught to learn, we are taught to remember.” (Gatto, pg.) . As a teen at seventeen years old, I completely agree, as would many other teens I am surrounded by in high school. We have all become professionals in remembering the answers, but in the end not taking any actual, solid knowledge of the teaching. It is not only as teenagers, even adults and elementary students have also picked it up and those elementary students will carry it into adulthood. It is not an age habit, it is society as a whole who choose to remember the instruction of the concept instead of learning, which I too am guilty of. Modern day education focuses more on memorization. Many people believe teaching for teachers has become easier and remembering and learning alone for students, especially those entering kindergarten, has become crucial and difficult. When I went to preschool or even kindergarten that is where they taught me how to spell my name and what the letters of the alphabet sounded like. This year, my younger cousin entered kindergarten at Glendale. Nothing against Glendale by any means, but they basically gave the kids an entrance test, which I feel is ill-advised. Over the summer my cousin had to tell the advisor what her first and
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