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Here are the points that I didn’t want to forget. Three principles on which humans flourish 1. “Human beings are naturally different and diverse” –> diversity vs. conformity 2. Curiosity “children are natural learners” –> encouraging curiosity vs. stifling curiosity … Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to put down in words a description of the classroom I would like to have as a teacher. I especially want to collect, post, and reflect on my ideas before my first year of teaching (starting September … Continue reading
I just finished reading “How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?“, by Erin Millar in the Globe and Mail. It made me consider how much we value teaching and testing individuals rather than teaching and testing … Continue reading
I don’t actually think I have all the answers. For instance, I don’t really know if grades are all bad, but I suspect so. It’s fun to try on an opinion that you think just may be right. It’s like … Continue reading
So here’s the setup. I was given an opportunity to design my own learning experience in a class based on participatory research in science education. As a teacher interested in the motivation of students, I decided to try out a … Continue reading
Feel-Bad Education (by Alfie Kohn) is a discussion on different educational issues that stem from Alfie’s philosophy of teaching. The book covers many topics including: what students learn, creating non-readers, motivating students, rubrics, student feelings, competition, national standards, cash incentives, … Continue reading