On Education and Certification

I have been thinking a lot recently about learning and online education and researching subjects for my own benefit.  There are a lot of things that I would like to know, would like to be able to do and there are a lot of resources on the internet to provide the knowledge that I am … Continue reading On Education and Certification

Mormons and Language Learning

I remember an experience I had in my High School German class.  There were some recruiters from the Army Language School that came and gave a presentation to the foreign language classes at my high school, trying to encourage us to learn a foreign language and show us the benefit and possible careers we could … Continue reading Mormons and Language Learning

Our Love/Hate Relationship with School

I recently read a post over on a friend's blog about his thoughts on Schooling and Our Expectations.  I agree with almost everything he says, but it got me thinking about education and the school system in America (but, honestly, since I'm studying to be a teacher it's not hard to get me thinking about … Continue reading Our Love/Hate Relationship with School

Why, How, Details. The order and process of teaching.

I have talked before about working for a tech support organization and about KCS (Knowledge Centered Support).  For the last two years with this company I have been a trainer in charge of developing, maintaining, and giving trainings.  It has been a lot of fun and has been one of the biggest factors in helping me … Continue reading Why, How, Details. The order and process of teaching.

Errors and correction, or What is the purpose of a classroom?

Students make mistakes.  That is the purpose of school, to allow students to make mistakes and be corrected so that they can learn how to do things properly.  But correction is a very delicate thing.  If you correct too much you become the tyrannical dictator of a teacher who expects students to be perfect and … Continue reading Errors and correction, or What is the purpose of a classroom?

Why do we learn foreign languages, or Justification for my job

I found a couple of very interesting articles the other day about language learning, and more specifically, Latin learning.  I have always been fascinated by Latin, and wished I could have learned it in school, so I was drawn to this article that said teaching Latin in school can inspire students to want to learn … Continue reading Why do we learn foreign languages, or Justification for my job