Who would you rather learn with? A person who directs learning or guides learning. Who decides what each student must learn, when they should learn it, and many times how they learn? It not the individual learner and not the teachers either.
Often times, the passions that fanned a person to teach are quickly blown out by the endless red tape of the system. According to a report published by The Alliance For Excellent Education appearing in an article dated 7/2014 in The Hechinger Report, “Researchers estimate that over 1 million teachers move in and out of schools annually, and between 40 and 50 percent quit within five years.”
In fact, you don’t need four years of college and thousands of dollars to be a good educator. You need to become the Learner of the “I”, an active listener: Ask the questions, listen to the answers and ask more questions.
The learning process, by its very design moves the learner into the position of educator at the give-back step.
“You don’t need to have deep pockets, just a broad heart” says Sebastian Panakal who demonstrates this through “CLASS: Connected Learning Activities for Social Service”Merriam-Webster’s definitions:
to give lessons
teach : to cause or help (someone) to learn about a subject by giving lessons
facilitator: one that facilitates; especially : one that helps to bring about an outcome (as learning, productivity, or communication) by providing indirect or unobtrusive assistance, guidance, or supervision.
You don’t need four years of college and thousands of dollars to be a good facilitator. You need to become the learner of the child.
- Ask questions
- Listen to their answers
- Watch their behaviors
If you follow the Matrix and Explore with the Learner, together you can build a curriculum pathway with Open Educational Resources (OER).
We will provide you with the information and support you need to become a successful educator to facilitate learners.