Here is one of the many good things said by Harman Benda, Win Wenger's co-author in the Project Renaissance CoreBook, Dynamic Teaching, page 20-21:
Every note, chord or phrase in a piece of music receives nearly all of its meaning in terms of the rest of the context of the piece of music. Everything in a work of art has meaning mainly in terms of how it relates to the rest of the piece of art. ...... Nearly all human learning finds its meaning in relation to a person's prior experience and the contexts a person has already built. Buzz groups allow your students to connect what you are teaching to their prior experiences. By connecting your subject matter to their experiences through (Socratic) questions, you can quickly build very rich contexts where everything you are teaching suddenly has a great deal of meaning to your students.Harman goes on to add, "Buzz-grouping not only involves your students and reinforces the particular issue, perception or learning that you are teaching; it also reinforces being perceptive, involved, and articulate, which are key to ongoing learning."
Dynamic Teaching is a guide to effective group management techniques and modern Socratic Method. It is based on three fundamental principles:
When put into practice, these three principles achieve the original purpose of the Socratic Method. In Dynamic Teaching, a process called a buzz group integrates all three principles and ensures that the class achieves your goal and that your students fully understand your points from their perspective. It lets you teach smarter, not harder.
Dynamic Teaching supersedes and subsumes Win's older book, How To Be A Better Teacher, Today, While Reducing Your Workload! Like the older book, Dynamic Teaching enables teachers to get far better results for less effort, far more easily than today with their current methods. With the greatest of ease, indeed discover how to teach smarter, not harder.
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