They do what they do.
Thinking about schools and peers and parent-child attachments....I came across one of my favorite posts .
Dan Willingham's book "Why Don't Students Like School?" was an amazing insight into cognitive psychology in the classroom. You don't need to be a scientist to understand it. It is simply the most useful, accessible book I've found in years.
ordering it now. Thanks.
Catherine, have you seen this EdWeek article?http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/05/11/30report-2.h30.html"Content Coverage Differences Across Districts/States: A Persisting Challenge for U.S. Education Policy"U.S. students typically encounter easier math curricula than those in many other nations, a new study finds, with wide differences also seen across... I don't have a subscription, but if you do, you might be interested in blogging it.
"Inflexibility of knowledge"Reminds me of a video I saw in a teaching workshop. Harvard graduates can't describe why there are seasons and why there are phases of the moon.http://www.learner.org/resources/series28.html?pop=yes&pid=9--Bill
Thanks Hainish!Is that a story on William Schmidt's new article?If so, I tried to pull the original and found it's not in the NYU online library.Going to look at it now.
Shoot - yes, that's the one & I still can't get it unless I want to pay $14 to read it.
I re-read Willingham's book every year, usually right about at the end of school. I'm doing so now. I also make sure to re-read most of the articles on his website. It's like comfort food for me, as a teacher.
wow!I need to go back and re-read...
we do engineering for industry rather than a government agency.right - I knew thatMy question wasn't clearI'm probably asking what engineers do!
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