Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
Learning from current math textbooks is the equivalent of watching hours of “Two and a Half Men”: meaningless, says math teacher Dan Meyer at last year’s TED Talk in New York. Students are taught to solve formulaic solutions to formulaic problems without any real-world context. Check out Meyers’ vision of what learning math should be.
By Katie Stansberry I’m a big fan of TED talks, short presentations by engaging speakers on a variety of topics, so I picked five videos that I thought were particularly valuable for educators. Here are a few videos that will help you keep your mind active, even if you’re stuck indoors this weekend. Joseph Lekuton […]
Adding to the pile of reading for work and for pleasure, I’d like to add this video to watch: Sugata Mitra’s TED Talk presentation, as pointed out by Huffington Post, which begs the question: “In the world’s richest country - indeed, in all ‘Westernized’ societies - what are our (pitiful?) excuses, again, for not putting computers in the […]