Fyreladdie Oct. 2, 2001, 4:45 p.m. (Message 27662)
Re: What do you think about this?
In a message dated 10/2/01 6:51:13 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: << It must also be reiterated, at the peril of preaching to the choir in this forum, that having passed the RSCDS certificate does not of itself make you a great teacher. If anything it is a vote of encouragement that the certificate holder may one day become one; it's part of the foundations rather than the cap-stone. I'd say that there is much more to a great teacher -- having been fortunate enough to meet a few individuals that, to me, deserve the title -- than can be learned in a certificate class. Which is not to say that certificate classes are useless, only that there are some aspects to SCD teaching that can't really be taught during 80 hours of formal instruction. >> Anselm, Well said! The enthusiasm of becoming a teacher does not always spill out into being a good teacher. You do not become an expert when you hang that certificate on the wall. You become a student again. Teaching is learning and humility. I continue to learn after many years of teaching and get a good dose of humility from time to time. The love of teaching does not diminish in time but gets more challenging. Bob Mc Murtry Felton, Calif