When it becomes well known (hopefully very soon)
that the prevailing curriculum's "sequence and order" are neither
natural nor healthy ... and that the major reason why so few are "good at
it" is because of how badly it is sequenced and ordered (it was
designed by guesswork) ... and that a drastic
reorganization produces dramatically improved productivity ... might
we then ask what causes curricular myopia?
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Subject: Re: Martin Bickman On The Needless War Between
Traditionalists And Progressives
a huge amount of disagreement on "what's the best way" but
on "what's best to include?"
No, there really isn't. With teachers that have been tasked to teach every
living soul algebra, there is disagreement, and I can understand that. They have
been thrust into bizzaro world. But when you get to the places where all of this
stuff bears fruit, there isn't a lot of debate. As I said earlier, the
sequence and order is just natural. You are good at these things, or you are not
good at these things. Too bad for all those children who were not good at these
things but were good at other things. Too bad indeed.