Richard Strausz posted Apr 28, 2014 8:26 AM (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9450262) - GSC's remarks follow: > > > > On Apr 27, 2014, at 5:24 PM, Richard Strausz > > <Richard.Strausz@farmington.k12.mi.us> wrote: > > > > > This post is the speech that Meyer delivered to > >>new > >> math teachers in San Francisco. I think the > >>teachers > >> who read these posts will enjoy it and the > >>comments, too. > > > > > > > > > http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2014/speaking-to-new-teachers- > > at-their-graduation/ > > > > > > Richard > > > > I read that earlier (I still get his emails). That > > is an entirely TEACHER-CENTRIC view of teaching and is > > the result of not having a calling to teach. In > > other > > words, one doesn?t know what teaching is, they just > > chose the profession from a list. You can do that > > with teaching today because of the politics of > > education. > > > > Bob Hansen > > I read it again, and I disagree with your take that > it is 'entirely teacher-centric'. I guess we'll have > to see if any readers who are actually K-12 teachers > have an opinion. > > Richard > I am not a 'formal teacher of math' at any level. However, I too completely disagree with Robert Hansen's judgment that the Dan Meyer blog is "ENTIRELY TEACHER-CENTRIC".
A post of mine has just appeared to the effect that it is, in fact, Robert Hansen's regressive, repressive and extremely dangerous 'educational philosophy'** that is "ENTIRELY TEACHER-CENTRIC" - see post dt. Apr 28, 2014 9:53 AM, http://mathforum.org/kb/thread.jspa?messageID=9450263?.
**The Robert Hansen 'educational philosophy':
"Children must be PUSHED (or GOADED) to learn math!" (and presumably everything else).