16. Education's Rotten Apples
"when practices that might be called, for lack of better labels, progressive and traditional are used at the same t... http://tl.gd/9t3emu
"The reason for cooperative learning, students infer, is to defeat another bunch of students learning together. Coo... http://tl.gd/9t3kgc
I think teachers often set this up as well. Every time a teacher tries to motivate students by making some kind of learning activity into a game this happens. Every time the products of their group's learning are compared and jurried this happens. Whenever any kind of praise is given to groups for their "good work" this happens.
"Even when the assessment is performance-based, teaching to the test is (a) possible, (b) undesirable, and (c) done... http://tl.gd/9t3ps8
"The current accountability fad—which was launched for political, not educational, reasons—inexorably dumbs down as... http://tl.gd/9t3roe