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On “powerful”progressive teaching: creating the discourse of the subject

Recently I was talking to a group of friends, not high achievers, in the conventional sense,¬† but well educated. Okay, they were teachers. Somehow the conversation got around to the most pointless things we learned at school. Universally it was mathematics at secondary school. We could all remember the words: sin, cosine and the quadratic…… Continue reading On “powerful”progressive teaching: creating the discourse of the subject

pedagogy · Progressivism

Neither teacher nor student: learning happens in the spaces in between

I don’t think you can easily identify a good teacher. Some students respond to one person in a way they would not respond to another. Good teams have a variety of teaching approaches delivered¬†by teachers differentiated by personal beliefs and teaching styles. Students need to experience different personalities and teaching styles. The quirky and the… Continue reading Neither teacher nor student: learning happens in the spaces in between