I was intrigued by the concept of "professing". However I am not so sure how it applies to the internal aspect of learning. Perhaps it is through professing that which we already know that acts as a springboard to inviting new knowledge in. Teachers should be careful however because their way of teaching is not the only one that exists and is not necessarily the one that all students will respond to. I don't think that professing is appropriately placed in this article. As the article notes, professing is a form of lecture and no matter how enthusiastic the professor may be about the subject matter, there is a fine line between professing and drilling. I believe it is a line that young students would have a hard time deciphering.
I think that all members of the teaching profession take learning seriously. The question is how to convey this to students. I found that he social learning atmosphere suggestion to be a positive one. I do know a grade school teacher who teaches in an all-boys catholic school in New York. Her students are in sixth grade. Rather than turn literature into a demand to memorize, she turns the classroom into a lounge. She and her students then discuss not only the piece of writing that they were reading but also the author and his own background.
In so doing, students experience reflective learning and I think that they actually gain a bett