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Becoming Invisible In My Classroom

Becoming Invisible In My Classroom

Becoming Invisible In My Classroomcontributed by Jane Healey“She doesn’t do anything. She gets paid to babysit us while we do all the work.”I overheard the middle school students in the orthodontist’s office describing their teacher who “flipped” the classroom, and...
5 Mistakes I Made As A New Teacher

5 Mistakes I Made As A New Teacher

5 Mistakes I Made As A New Teacherby Robyn JacksonI’ve been talking to teachers lately about creating an environment in their classrooms where students are free to make mistakes and supported in learning from their mistakes. I argue that learning from mistakes can be...
10 Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning

10 Ways Traditional Classrooms Punish Mistakes In Learning

contributed by Miriam CliffordThe greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics course at Cornell.  I opted to take an auto-tutorial class that did not require calculus because I was afraid to make math errors. Up until this point, I had never...
Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinking

Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinking

Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinkingby Terry HeickAs a culture, we have a thought crisis–namely, a harmful and enduring refusal and/or inability to think well and think critically.This is just an opinion but I hope not a radical one. To clarify why this...