Teaching in Beta: What We Can Learn from Software Developers
We already try new things all the time, but we expect perfection the first time around. When we don’t get it, we reject the good idea, move on to the next new one, and repeat the cycle. We’re chasing our own tails.
Your child has nightly reading homework. What should YOU be doing?
Your child has been assigned to read every night for homework. As a parent or caregiver, what should you be doing to make sure this reading benefits the child the most?
Has teaching made you miserable? This book may be the cure.
It’s easy to find teaching books on methodology, classroom management, educational technology and instructional design. But the list of books that care for the mental health of teachers is much, much shorter, and this one belongs at the very top.
Nothing Says Over 40 Like Two Spaces after a Period!
Unless you are typing on an actual typewriter, you no longer have to put two spaces after a period. I love you, fellow middle-aged folks, but please stop.
Is humiliation part of your teaching toolbox?
When you humiliate someone, their focus moves away from the subject at hand. Instead of thinking about their own behavior, that student is now focused on how much they can’t stand you.