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From teacherken….The Most Objectionable Thing About Waiting for ‘Superman’ is the cartoon imagery portraying teaching as peeling back the skull of a student and pouring in information

If teaching were only the transmission of information, we would not need skilled teachers. Access to websites with structured lessons that drilled in the key information in would surely be less expensive.

And don’t kid yourself: there are people out there who think of education in that fashion, as having the kids absorb a predefined list of “important” facts. Perhaps that is why they think multiple choice tests are an effective measure of what kids know and have learned, and how many facts they can regurgitate upon the command of the test question a measure of the effectiveness of the teacher. Go to the original…


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