Today was a little more difficult. Today what I was essentially getting at was how we can learn from the ideas of people with whom we disagree. For me, there are many things to learn from other people, even when our ideas on what makes good practice, do not align. I was hoping to get you to start thinking about why people believe things that they do. What is behind that? Is there a valid reason those people believe in the methods they are using? What are those reasons and how does my approach address them?
Some of you nailed it, others came to it in a different way. Its ok! Perhaps I need to do a better job of asking the questions! Today we are going to talk about Human Nature and classroom environment. We are going to think about quotes from two philosophers Thomas Hobbes, and David Hume.
Hume: “Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.” “A Propensity to hope and joy, real riches, a propensity to fear and sorrow, real poverty”
Hobbes: “Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.” “No man’s error becomes his own Law; nor obliges him to persist in it.”
Keeping these quotes in mind… Q41 What do you do that creates hope and joy?Q 4.2 How do students learn from mistakes without losing hope and joy? #slowchated
So good luck teacher philosophers. Tomorrow I will share with you one of my least favorite philosophers (though most people find it blasphemous) and we will learn from ideas I do not necessarily agree with myself!
Hume: “Nothing is more surprising than the ease with which the many are governed by the few”