Tag: interleaving

We Can Teach By Talking, But Are They Listening?


We Can Teach By Talking, But Are They Listening?

A few weeks back, I was reading a book called Teaching Minds (Kindle/Hardcover/Paperback or Audible Audiobook) by Roger Schank and really enjoyed it. As a Professor Emeritus at Northwestern University after his faculty experience at Stanford and then Yale, he is known for the quote: There are only two things wrong with the education system - What we teach; and, How we teach it. When I read great books on education, learning, or motivation, I will tweet out quotes that I may want to go back to at a later date. Today, during my grade 9 applied math lesson, I was immediately brought back to the following quote from Teaching Minds: "Once you move to teaching large groups of 10 or more students, you must...


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Two Groups of Math Students I Created in My Classroom


Two Groups of Math Students

Check out a recent talk I gave in regards to the two groups of students I used to see forming in my math classroom each year or jump to a written summary: http://youtu.be/A3FKdAXkv5I When I was in school, I can remember a distinct lesson framework that I could recognize in most every math course: Take up homework; Learn New Definitions, Formulae, Procedures/Algorithms; Do a bunch of examples; and, Do a bunch of homework problems. It seems only natural that teachers would likely deliver the math curriculum in a way familiar to them such as the way they were taught. If we open a textbook, it won't take long to figure out that many of them follow a similar format. More recent releases also tend to inclu...


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