Friday, January 7, 2011

Dealing with Student's Reactions to New Teaching Strategies

Dealing with Student's Reactions to New Teaching Strategies

Online discussion with Kate Nonesuch January 10-16, 2011

Have you ever been excited about introducing a new research-based strategy only to have your learners meet it with resistance?  How do you overcome this barrier?  Next week, you will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion on the Math and Numeracy List with Kate Nonesuch, an instructor in adult literacy and numeracy for nearly 30 years, on "Dealing with Student's Reactions to New Teaching Strategies."

The discussion will focus on recognizing student resistance and looking at strategies for overcoming it, making learners part of the teaching team, and in charge of their learning.  The suggested pre-reading resource is Kate's article on page 20 of the Focus on basics issue at the following link:  Nonesuch, K. (2008). Changing Practice, Expanding Minds. Focus on Basics 9(A), 20.

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