
Re: To K12 teachers here: Another enjoyable post from Dan Meyer
Posted:
May 5, 2014 6:32 AM


On May 5, 2014, at 1:40 AM, Louis Talman <talmanl@gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone who can pick his own students can do "a very good job teaching." > > Especially if, as we know by your own admission, he is only interested in teaching "mathy" students.
That isn?t true. I wouldn?t consider my son ?mathy? like you or I, yet he is getting the material. Like most actual teachers, including you I suspect, I get enjoyment when I have changed a student?s grasp of and ability with mathematics. Even if I just make an accountant, where before there was none, I am ecstatic. But my question wasn?t about teaching. It was about saying you are teaching ?mathematics? when you clearly are not. I asked Richard what he would say to a parent of one of his students if they confronted him with this issue. I posed the same sort of questions to Dan?s blog, before he asked me to stop posting there because I was spoiling his (teacher) party.
Bob Hansen

