Dan Meyer, 31, is in the process of becoming a celebrity math teacher (hey, it’s a small group). Much of his rapid trajectory upward can be explained by his message, which involves a digital curriculum that will (he says) instantly engage and perplex kids and thus resolve all classroom management issues (more on this later), a message tailor-made to appeal to both techies, since it implicitly attacks all teachers, and progressive educators, since it is inherently constructivist.He had me at "instantly engage and perplex kids and thus resolve all classroom management issues."
Dan Meyer and the Gatekeepers
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
I'm thick in the middle of things, but in my travels today I came across this passage (two seconds ago, actually) and I had to post.