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Irrigating Deserts: Why Relationships With Students Matter

Posted by admin in August 21st, 2009 | 5 comments 
Published in teaching, Uncategorized

C.S. Lewis said that too often educators approach teaching as deforestation. You go in and tear down every preconceived notion, pull up roots of ignorance and clear the land for planting. According to Lewis, that is the absolutely wrong approach. To his mind, we should be irrigating deserts. Bringing knowledge, life, learning, information, worldview to […]

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