One thing I really missed over the last 24 weeks or so has been ... unplugged teaching! I mean, I steadfastly maintained an unplugged perspective and took advantage of unplugged moments whenever they arose, but the lesson plans were fixed and that was that.
|Root Veggies (courtesy of Muy Yum)|
|Thanks to CarbonNYC)|
I could see that some were skeptical but others appeared to be curious and inspired and that heartened me! This is a well-educated and talented group and I think they'll enjoy this approach once we really get going.
|(From Hani Amir)|
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. -- Jon Kabat-Zinn
I'd like to mention that I still have a lot to learn about teaching unplugged, so I'm thankful to all of the learners who've been trying it with me. Lately, I feel as if I've moved to a new level with the whole thing. I'll elaborate on that feeling in another post soon ...