[Novalug] Elevate America
jhart at kevla.org
Fri Jan 29 14:17:19 EST 2010
> On Thu, 28 Jan 2010, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd wrote:
>> Jon LaBadie wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 09:20:04PM -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
>>>> Several times in the past I've tried to see about getting people to teach
>>>> classes like LPI or others. The problem is that trainers do not have any
>>>> incentive or desire to teach for free.
>> Sounds like an opportunity to found the Free Teaching Foundation. You
>> could write a Teacher's Manifesto (Why I Must Teach, etc) and Copyleft
>> your syllabi.
> Well if FTF is started let me know. I really miss teaching. I taught
> human and veterinary anatomy on a medical/vet school level for many
Sounds like a great combo, pig disections in the morning following by a BBQ in
> for computers I could do very introductory Linux (ie Linux for newbies), I
> can also teach html and beginning perl.
> would be happy to come down and help with a linux for newbies event.
> it is important when teaching a complex subject to not overwhelm
> novices with too much information.
> most topics in biology are like that - there is LOTS of stuff to learn and
> what works best is to teach a simple model first - get the student used to
> it and making use of it and then go back over the information adding
> complexity. as each level of complexity is added the student sees the
> whole in greater detail and appreciates the whole. you throw all the
> detail at them all at once they get confused and discouraged.
> the classic observation on this being "not seeing the forest for the
>> Back on track, what's probably more useful is forming Study Groups as
>> Greg mentioned.
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