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  • Fyreladdie

    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, xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx 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
          

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