Teach Naked?


Not that way. This way: Jose Bowen, a dean at Southern Methodist University, is on the leading edge of a promising movement to remove the nemesis of PowerPoint from college classrooms.  Students and teachers squawk a bit, but Bowen’s move makes absolutely perfect sense from a deep-practice POV. After all, when do you learn more, when you’re passively watching a slide or when you’re actively engaged in discussion, firing your circuitry?

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2 Responses to “Teach Naked?”

  1. Tracy Koehler says:

    I don’t mind admitting I was a bit disappointed when I discovered you meant the “other” kind of naked teaching, Dan. (Dang it, Dan!) So now, of course, my mind refuses to let the idea of the “other-other naked teaching” go…and I’m trying to decide if IT would work (you know…outside of Sex Ed.). Thus far, aside from being entertained, I’ve reached the conclusion that if a teacher taught naked, he or she would definitely be the center of attention. But that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I can’t stop “staring” at my mental imagery long enough to move it forward and run a proper thought experiment. (I’ve heard that Einstein had the same problem in the early years…when he struggled to “relate” everything to sex. “I can’t make eet fit! Oh! Oh, ho! Zat was dirty-wrong!”)
    Sorry, Dan. I’ll return to my seat and hush up now…

  2. Randy says:

    After 25 or more teachers in college, I think of one that was the best by far. Ratemyprofessor.com comments agree. She was more like a coach and the whole class actively participated in solving chemistry problems.

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