Thursday, November 18, 2010
Additional Assignment #5
Tom Johnson's blog is all about the kids. He understands children. He uses pencils as a metaphor to describe children in each different blog post. He is a firm teacher but has a certain amount of respect for the children, and in the same, they have a certain amount of respect for him. In one of his blog posts, he describes the children as "sketchy, permanent, and temporary". This blog is especially encouraging to me. It shows how to think logically about children. This is very important for teachers to understand. We as teachers have to be flexible enough to let children draw with their lives, erase, and redo. We have to understand that they will make mistakes, but can learn from them. Mr. Johnson's description of children really hit the nail on the head. It was perfect in my opinion.