Thursday, 16 January 2014

TeachTweet #6 (16/01/14): Critique and Perfection

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My interest in Ron Berger came initially from a friend who I went to university with, Richie Gale. He tweeted me asking if I had read 'An Ethic of Excellence', to which I had to reply no. I hate to admit it (as I consider myself a reasonably intelligent kind of guy), but I don't get much chance to read... I struggle in the evenings as my eyes get too tired, due to their slight independence, which leaves weekends and holidays. I have lots of non-school books I still want to read, particularly by favourite author John Steinbeck. As such education books have to be REALLY good to get my attention.

Berger is simply captivating. His ideas of critique and working towards high achievement and excellence are incredibly appealing. He effortlessly 'sells' his belief in producing master craftsman in his classroom. A big question of mine has become, how can I do that?

My third TeachTweet presentation is here:

“Anything short of excellence would be intolerable.”  (Ron Berger)

I've blogged about some of the ideas featured in this video, read <here>. Lot's of my students have seen the video of Austin's Butterfly featured in that blog post; why not share with your students? I'd really love to hear your ideas about how you can bring Berger into your classroom...
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Why not join in the next TeachTweet? All the information is <here>

My other TeachTweet presentations:
"Dazzle Us!" Our Family Learning Project. See the video here.
No YOU mark your A-Level essay! - See the video here

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