Teaching in Allentown is the blog wherein Timnah Gretencord, a.k.a. “Dr. G,” advocates for learner-centered, inquiry-driven (or “problem-based”) teaching and shares her own experiments in the field of community college instruction.
The title refers to Billy Joel’s song, “Allentown,” about the struggle of the working class during a depression/recession.
Something to think about:
One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding.
— Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, p. 95
If you would like to write a post for this blog, please post a comment on the blog saying so and let me know what you would like to write about. Even my students (or other people’s students) may have something useful or interesting to say. Be brave!