to be allied with
to narrate or
make a logical or causal connection
to link with in
logical or natural association
to establish or demonstrate a connection
to be in a relationship with, have a relationship to, bring into
Martin Buber explains
human interaction with the world can be defined by two personal attitudes: I-It
People address existence in two ways:
I-It: People hold the
attitude of the "I" towards an "It", towards an object that is separate in
itself, which we either use or experience.
I-It refers to the world
of experience and sensation.
attitude of the "I" towards "Thou", in a relationship in which the other is not
separated by discrete bounds.
describes the world of relationships.
The I-Thou relationship cannot be
can intervene in the I-Thou relationship as it always exists.
Buber believed human life finds its meaningfulness in relationships.
of our relationships bring us ultimately into relationship with God, who is the
Like the I-Thou relation, love is a subject-to-subject
Love is not a relation of subject to object, but rather a
relation in which both members in the relationship are subjects and share the
unity of being.
evaluate a teacher walk into a classroom, sit down and listen.
Listening to good teaching, you hear a familiar refrain.
goes like this: What is the relation between ... and ... ?
Good teaching is about taking
strands of information and looking for realtion and broadening the context.
Endless test preparation has the opposite effect.
Endless test preparation shrinks
preparation reduces inquiry.
Endless test preparation mitigates
dialogue draining much of the passion
from teaching and learning.
The irony is that young students begin
The challenge for teachers is to build on that
foundation, to encourage students to seek realtions between, say, fractions and
percentages, or between lobbying and legislation, or between
Darwin, or between the main
characters in two different novels.
I like to ask
my students why the food in India, Africa and Mexico is so much spicier than
the food in Ireland, Iceland and Finland.
Typically, lots of
theories are advanced and
eventually (and perhaps with some guidance) students use their
knowledge of geography,
chemistry, botany and biology to
make the connection that will lead to an explanation.
We teachers call this "thinking across the curriculum."
students start seeing how and why seemingly disparate topics are related, and
more important, once they start looking for and making those
connections, then the teacher will have performed that special kind of
classroom alchemy - turning passive receivers
of knowledge into active participants in the learning process.
The answer to the spice question:
spices grow in equatorial
regions; and second in hotter climates,
food rots more quickly, so
spices are needed to preserve the
food and, later, to
mask the rancid smell." - Jeff
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