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  1. Feb 2017
    1. “add up to a sense of mastery—or perhaps better, a sense of participation in determining the content of life”

      I find that this point ties in nicely to our discussion of play from last weeks class. We can fully participate when we are at "play" or in "flow".

    2. Ambiguities, uncertainties, and unpredictably [sic] are the substance of teaching”

      This is where effective teachers find comfort in pushing themselves to develop their practice.

    3. “why of teaching: why teaching methods work in particular ways in particular settings”

      I find this point to be extremely applicable to the study of the application of behavioral analysis.

    4. good teachers, novice and senior, live their class-room lives, maybe out of necessity, in a domain between principle and un-certainty”

      Well stated! For me, this is what makes teaching engaging and exciting as an educator.

    1. the change in the moral school atmosphere, in the relation of pupils and teachers—of discipline; the introduction of more active, expressive, and self-directing factors—all these are not mere accidents, they are necessities of the larger social evolution.

      This is so true when considering equity in education. Teachers need to connect with their students and understand how they experience the world both in and outside of school.

    2. but that the scientific insight thus gained becomes an indispensable instrument of free and active participation in modern social life

      I reflect on this in light of behavior science and how it is a set of principles which becomes meaningful through application of social importance.

    3. In critical moments we all realize that the only discipline that stands by us, the only training that becomes intuition, is that got through life itself.

      The goal of a quality educator should be to create a love of life long learning. This love of learning is experienced through living daily life.

    4. A spirit of free communication, of interchange of ideas, suggestions, results, both successes and failures of previous experiences, becomes the dominating note of the recitation.

      Learning is a communal process. In today's age communities connect through the use of technology.

    5. In all this there was continual training of observation, of ingenuity, constructive imagination, of logical thought, and of the sense of reality acquired through first-hand contact with actualities.

      Learning takes place through interactions between individuals and individuals now interact across mediums of technology.

    6. One can hardly believe there has been a revolution in all history so rapid, so extensive, so complete.

      I believe the revolution that occurred during this time, the industrial revolution, parallels the technological revolution that has occurred more recently.