The explanation . . .
Education is a craft. It is finding the right mixture of rigor, humor, discussion, lecture, technology, collaborative work, etc to truly engage students and allow them to learn. The education field at times easily becomes enamored with a trend, but it shouldn't. Our greatest teachers and educators that have come before us, that are with us now, and in the future find this perfect balancing point. Thus, the apt named title of my blog, COOKbook. Teaching is a lot like being a great cook: there are recipes and templates out there, but the great cooks infuse their own mixture of creativity, ingredients, and presentation. It is my hope that this blog provides some insight into the changing culture of education and brings a balanced perspective to the table.
Cheers to all the educators out there,