Monthly Archives: March 2016

Maths isn’t the problem – the way it’s taught is 

Isn’t it interesting that most subjects can be improved with more thought into the pedagogy used.  Additionally, any subject can be ruined with a lack of thought into the pedagogy used.  Here is what is currently being bantered around regarding … Continue reading

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Shadowing students – a sobering lesson learned

This blog post shows us something that is very uncomfortable to many educators, how we are actually doing with the students.  This is not being evaluated by the principal, nor an admin person from central office to get a permanent … Continue reading

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“Hard fun” learning

I was recently told that learning should be fun.  I disagreed that a discipline is not necessarily fun, but could be rewarding.  Perhaps this type of “hard fun” is what my colleague really meant. The psychology of intrinsic motivation and … Continue reading

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The Overselling of Ed Tech

I get asked about Ed Tech on a  regular basis.  I really enjoyed reading this blog and how it frames education.  Ed Tech is not a one size fits all panacea but simplistic thinking and jingoism leads people to believe … Continue reading

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Homework is wrecking our kids

And we are not back to one of my personal pet peeves.  I hated assigning homework to younger students.  It only seemed to cause conflict at home and complications at school.  I am so glad that my beliefs are continually … Continue reading

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