Know Your Students

posted Feb 11, 2013, 10:59 AM by Doug Saunders   [ updated Nov 19, 2013, 8:18 AM ]

I stumbled upon this very funny video the other day. It does a great job of promoting the importance of getting to know the background of the students we teach.

"Knowledge about students will enable you to refine lectures, class discussions, comments, illustrations, and activities so that they are more effective learning experiences. References to student interests, backgrounds, knowledge, and even anxieties can make the class seem more personal and the material more accessible."

 - Science Teaching Reconsidered: A Handbook  

Know Your Students