SSDL — Cartoons on Stages

From the article, “Teaching Learners to be Self-Directed” by Gerald Grow. ¬†Available at: www.longleaf.net

Note. These cartoons illustrate four styles of teaching described in my article “Teaching Learners to be Self-Directed.” The idea of identifying teachers by verbs comes from an article by Dennis Fox, cited in my full article.–Gerald Grow

The Stage 1 Teacher

Copyright 1996 by Gerald Grow

Verbs used to describe this teaching style:

Tell, impart, transmit, give, propound, convey, expound,
transfer, direct, fill, inform, coach, input, drill, condition.

The Stage 2 Teacher

Copyright 1996 by Gerald Grow

Verbs used to describe this teaching style:

Develop, mold, produce, instruct, reinforce, prepare, direct,
demonstrate, push, motivate, inspire, shape, drive, persuade, sell, train.

The Stage 3 Teacher

Copyright 1996 by Gerald Grow

Verbs used to describe the Stage 3 teaching style:

Lead, guide, initiate, help, show, point the way, explore,
facilitate, discuss, share, participate, offer, suggest,
negotiate, collaborate, validate.

The Stage 4 Teacher

Copyright 1996 by Gerald Grow

Verbs used to describe the Stage 4 teaching style:

Cultivate, encourage, nurture, develop, foster, enable,
bring out, mentor, plant, challenge, advise.

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