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susan van Gelder

susan van Gelder's Public Library

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Dec 08, 14

video re past promises - importance of teachers, social foundation of education

  • Schools have this failure-thing, the F-word, all wrong. They focus on getting the answer, but it is the questions and the mistakes that are actually more instructive. It's in these spaces where we learn. I often hear students preface their question with, "This might sound stupid, but . . . " Students fear sounding dumb -- they fear being viewed as a failure. Shouldn't it be OK to ask questions in a classroom?
  • Testing removes our desire to take risks
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