From Crappy to Okay

One of my goals this year is to help students struggle productively with ideas before I loop back to teach it. I don't remember who said this first - probably Dan Meyer, Frank Noschese, or Kris Shaffer - but it makes a lot of sense. It builds anticipation and allows students to find and buildRead More

Heroes and Villains

We have a saying in the science department here: students lack mental stamina. They are faced with problems, and instead of working together to find an answer, they give up entirely. "This is too hard" and "I don't know, so I'm not going to do it" are frequent responses when I assign something that requiresRead More