I am finally catching up with my reading, and I am finding some new and exciting things. I really liked a post at ESL Classroom 2.0 called 5 Lessons for Educators from “The King’s Speech”. The points he took away from the movie were these:
1. The importance of the “informal”, especially when dealing with language learning.
2. Credentials are over valued.
3. Teaching is mostly about relationships.
4. A Teacher’s Belief is what counts.
5. Childhood development is crucial to long term success.
He makes a good argument for each of these points. And in large part, I agree with him. Especially #3: Teaching is mostly about relationships. I really believe that. If we don’t take time to build relationships with our students, we will not be successful, regardless of our credentials or anything else.
It is a good post. Check it out!