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Dr. Troy P. Roddy

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

An Education is...



You have probably heard something like this before, "You go to school and get an education." The challenge is defining what that means. Are teachers standing at the door handing out "educations?" 

No.

Teachers, at least good ones, craft engaging learning opportunities and encourage students to take on the challenges presented in those opportunities.

I believe every learning opportunity is a chance to honor a higher calling, a chance to bring clarity to a new concept, to answer a new question, to create knowledge.

An education can't be handed out. It is earned. Teachers and students creating knowledge together elevate their collective understanding of concepts. Those concepts are curricular, pedagogical, methodological, etc.

Ultimately, an education is the reward for creating knowledge. How engaged one is in that endeavor will factor into how deep and effective the educational reward is.