My reflection on this video:
The author here is very supportive of discovery-based education. His passion for having students try, fail, and figure things out for themselves relates to the type of classroom I hope to create. In my methods class, we discuss not pigeon-holing students’ answers. Rather, the key to their learning is to have them discover for themselves their answers and how they feel about ______ or _______. The video speaks of similar things. In the classroom, this looks like: open-ended questions that lead students’ down a road that neither the student nor the teacher knows where it goes. This, as the video says, can lead students who are surprised themselves by their own results. The video reflects my outlook on education. I want students to create their own beliefs about historical theories and concepts, rather than them memorize the connections I make between events/ideas. Students learn the content better this way, they enjoy it more, and they are concurrently learning investigative skills and learning to deal with trial and error as well.