Sunday, April 29, 2007

NSCC Great Teachers Seminar

This coming week I will be attending the Nova Scotia Community College Great Teachers Seminar at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre in Cornwallis Park Nova Scotia (the old CFB Cornwallis for those of a military bent).

The Great Teachers Movement, founded by David Gotshall, was created to "improve skills and to allow educators to ponder and adjust their methods, behavior and attitude as teachers of diverse teaching fields, experience levels and interests. The focus is not on the teaching of specific disciplines, but rather on the art of teaching itself. The emphasis is on the universals of teaching and on the special nature of those who are and will be great teachers. It is based also on the notion that, if properly tapped, the collective wisdom, experience and creativity of any group of practicing educators far surpasses that of any individual expert" (from the New York State Great Teachers Seminar 2004).

I am really looking forward to this week of reflection, discussion, networking, and yes decompression after a long academic year. I will be blogging my thoughts about the GTS, so hopefully you may gain some insights and benefits too...

2 comments:

Carolyn said...

Attending Great Teachers has been one of the most valuable experiences I've had. David Gotshall is magic. Enjoy your week & have fun at The Wooden Fish.

Ian H. MacLeod said...

The Wooden Fish? Sounds like it WILL be an interesting week. I can't wait...