When I think about what education should look like, and more specifically what my role as teacher looks like, I wonder if my philosophy lines up with my teaching strategies. So much of what I'm reading these days speaks of the teacher guide rather than the teacher. Truthfully, I like this approach. I think it makes sense in this world of information where, God forbid, I should be the holder of all truth to be shared with the masses (or at least my students). But I wonder, what does many of these practices look like in the classroom. I still set the objectives, but at what point do I let the students make their own goals. How do I make sure that their goals still fall under my objectives without having everyone all over the place. And what about feedback. I've always given students feedback, but it is generally towards the end of the project, or worse once the project has been completed. That may be helpful for future work if the student remembers what my comments were. I feel like I can learn all the right strategies and even accept or dismiss that which I think will work. However, sometimes it is difficult to see the how strategies REALLY work in the classroom EVERYDAY. I suppose it starts with one lesson. If anyone has any great advice or stories to share on how you put some of these practices into play, balancing teacher, guide and even sometimes cheerleader, I'd be glad to hear them.