Monday, March 3, 2014

Amanda's response to The Hobart Shakespearians

The ten year old Leon and Any Lee were the two that stuck out to me the most. Leon stuck out to me because she wanted to play Ofelia in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.  I remember reading Hamlet and I knew that while Ofelia is not as central character as Hamlet, she has just as many issues that she has to work through in order to survive in that society. Amy stuck out because she was a Tao Kwon Do Champion and was intrigued by the money system that was instilled within the class to understand how currency moves around in the world and she recognized that this game could be applied to the real world vs just within the classroom.
The two methods pedagogical approaches that seemed the most effective to me where the Discipline and the incorporation of fun days were there was no formal class. The discipline approach was different from when I went to school. Most cases if the teacher caught one of us cheating, they would take the test or paper that was being used and throw it away but not before t informing the entire class of who was cheating and make said person or party write a note to their parents saying what they did and why.  I would have preferred the teacher to have pulled us aside quietly. While there is no shortcuts in life, it’s still humiliating for about a week before it’s forgotten.

At times it’s hard for me to voice my thoughts, so one of my goals for 2014 is to become more proficient with asking questions in subjects that I am not very strong in like math. In most cases I sort of understand it while in class and just think that when I get home it will make even more sense. Which is not the case 98% of time.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amanda, I liked what you had to say about his methods of pedagogy. I thought his approach on discipline worked quite well and the kids just wanted to try harder the next time. Having fun in the class is very important, without it nobody would be interested. Those kids were more than interested.
    I also liked your goal. It can be very difficult to explain what your trying to understand, when your not understanding a subject. Just ask.


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