The question was posed in our classroom discussion forum: Are you a change agent or a facilitator?
Over the course of my PIDP education, I have become to recognize myself as a facilitator.
This comparison was posted as well:
Teaching students self-verbalization
Goals – challenging
Frequent/ Effects of testing
Simulations and gaming
Inquiry based teaching
Smaller class sizes
Different teaching for boys & girls
Whole Language Reading
Hattie, J., (year unknown). Visible Learning, Tomorrow’s Schools, The Mindsets that make the difference in Education, Visible Learning Laboratories University of Auckland
After reviewing the comparison, I still believe my teaching strategies fall more into the Facilitator category. While I do believe in using mastery learning, challenging goals, and feedback, I rely more on simulations, real life situations, smaller class sizes of students and most importantly, problem based learning.