On Teaching Techniques and Methods: Reflections of an Experienced Teacher
By Ralph Rhodes, retired social studies teacher, Council Rock High School, Newtown, Pennsylvania
Edited by Elliott Seif, author of Teaching for Lifelong Learning: How to Prepare Students for a Changing World
Editor’s note: Many years ago, I worked with Ralph Rhodes who, upon his retirement from teaching, wrote this paper with the intention of passing on some of his teaching wisdom to others. I have divided his reflections into two separate blogs—this one on “doing,” i.e., teaching techniques and methods, and the second on “being” or determining who you are in the classroom, which will be posted at a later date.
I have edited his work to make it more general and fit with today’s times, but there is a lot of wisdom about teaching at any level that is presented here. Enjoy!