Ultimately, extended exercises in ‘math understanding’ simply become new procedures, which small children attempt to memorize because that is what many small children do.
The renowned and sought-after scholar was more than an intellectual giant—he was a humble and considerate friend as well.
The more levels of government that interfere with a school, the more waste, fraud, and abuse its leaders can get away with because it’s not clear who is responsible for what.
In our fallen world, asking questions is how one truly learns, seeks truth, and finds wisdom. Yet in most schools, the questions in students’ souls are ignored or formalized into lifelessness.
While the idea of learning styles might make intuitive sense, ‘categorising individuals can…impair motivation to apply oneself or adapt.’
John Saxon retired from the military in 1970 and began teaching college students. When they couldn’t do basic math, he wrote them a curriculum that millions of children use today.
By a certain age, kids are aware of what is happening in the world at large, so it’s important not to avoid the topic.
In many ways, the progressive education establishment is akin to a leftist “Hive”—people who think and speak alike and move Read Full Article >
For a teacher, every day is a day you could lose your job because you said the wrong thing accidentally. The new federal transgender ‘guidelines’ make that worse.
Most of the people promising big things out of urban schools have not actually taught in them. Visit my halls for one day, then tell me if any education fad can help.
As a teacher, I can do a lot to help your child understand math or learn to write more clearly, but I’m powerless to meet many of his daily, basic human needs.
Last week’s Global Teacher Prize-winner isn’t the only one saying Common Core hurts teachers and children.
If you don’t know grammar, you can’t think well, says this Oxford-educated British author and tutor. And he’s here to help.
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