Watch the video “How People Learn: Introduction to Learning Theory,” which details how teaching has been described in many ways and presents similes comparing teachers as actors, as story tellers and as coaches. Many more similes can be found in your readings.
In a 500-750-word paper, describe the simile that captures your own ideas about teaching and how it reflects one or more of the learning theories from this week’s reading. The simile may be one you read about or one you create. What does your simile suggest about your thinking on how students learn? Further, what does your simile suggest about the role of a teacher in assisting students’ learning?