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Re: To K12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
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Aug 25, 2013 9:45 PM


> > On Aug 25, 2013, at 1:42 AM, Richard Strausz > <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote: > > >> > >> It's actually quite positive that I do not have to > >> resort to gimmicks and vignettes when I teach. > >> > >> There are two kinds of teachers Richard, those who > >> are simply born to it, and those who google the > >> internet for ideas. > >> > >> Guess which one I am. > >> > >> Bob Hansen > > > > Bob, it appears you are claiming that you have an > ideal pedagogy that works for all your students. I > claim that some approaches work better than others > (for various subsets of my students) and I continue > to 'tweak' my approach to find better ones. > > > > Richard > > > I am claiming that there is only one basic standard > for teaching Algebra, or Geometry, etc. I am claiming > that you don't DUMB down the subject because the > actual subject is too hard to teach to your students > and then come here and claim you are still teaching > the subject. I don't claim that I can teach Algebra > to all students and I don't advocate that teachers be > forced to teach Algebra to all students, because that > results in the ridiculousness we have now. I advocate > teaching students what they might actually be > interested in and what might actually segue into a > profession. > > When you say "works better" no one here has a clue > what you mean. It seems to mean that the student > isn't completely wasting their time, but at the same > time, they have failed to own the subject. Maybe you > should define "works better". I just claim to know > what works period. > > Note: "Algebra" is just a placeholder, replace it as > necessary with Physics, or Geometry, or Creative > Writing, or etc. > > Bob Hansen
Bob, I think you are confusing curriculum and pedagogy.
Richard



