Do we all have an inner John Wayne, or is grit unique to the gritty few?
Is grit a product of circumstance that reveals it or do we need to bring grit to the scene? I'm thinking it's a little of both, but it's certain that some of us are "grittier" than others, and each of us in different … Continue reading
Teachers, does your Confirmation Bias shut down student learning?
Having scolded teachers who politicize their classrooms in my post, "Teach Don't Preach: politicizing the classroom is not just wrong, it's bad teaching," it begs the question of what to do with teachers who don't know that they're … Continue reading
So how can we bridge the gap between students who only do as they're told and those who learn only what they find interesting?
As students rise through secondary schools, teacher expectations and demands can either tax or reward student learning and behavioral types, in this case, the … Continue reading
Is it the role of a teacher to impart information or to empower students with the skills needed to find information on their own?
When a teacher professes a political position in a classroom, student learning suffers a short-circuit. Teachers have strong rights of expression, although courts will … Continue reading
Perhaps you have seen the Facebook post by an angry mother who is upset about her daughter's Common Core-based math problem. There's a larger lesson here, but it's not about the Common Core.
Click here for the Facebook post by Larisa Yaghoobov Settembro
The problem asked was,
Carole read … Continue reading