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Homework is a Red Herring

Polarization is easy to achieve, but it’s hard to undo. Education is riddled with polarizing issues, both political and practical, and the issue of homework is one of the worst. The central argument: Homework doesn’t benefit students, and you shouldn’t be giving it. Aside from pushing buttons and for increasing retweets, search hits, and Klout scores, the homework argument doesn’t…

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Moving the Flipped Class

I have not written for almost two weeks now. Half of the reason is because of writer’s block, another half because school is crazy, and a third half because of some family issues that came up unexpectedly. I opened up my blog a few times with intention to write, but I could not get anything to form. But that’s okay.…

Flipped Classroom Point

I wrote the following essay as a response to the ISTE Community Point/Counterpoint question: “To Flip, or Not to Flip?” You can see the discussion on the ISTE Community Forum. —- The Flipped Classroom has enjoyed a boost in popularity recently. Unfortunately, the focus has been on the distorted idea that students spend all their time listening to web-based lectures…

Evidence of Learning, Part 2

A few days ago, I wrote a post about a particular student, “Anne,” coming to grips with a very difficult topic to discuss…evolution. Even though I was only the substitute teacher for the day, I gave them a homework assignment asking them to reflect on the discussion. You can read their responses if you’re interested. Back to “Anne.” Her response…