Articles about teaching


Teaching Machines, or How the Automation of Education Became 'Personalized Learning'

Last updated: 04/30/2018

This is the transcript of the talk I gave this evening at the CUNY Graduate Center Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you. We’re nearing the end of the semester, I

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What Core Skills Do Teachers Need To Be Effective?

Last updated: 04/30/2018

Green and Bankhead both wanted to become great teachers. But the system didn’t seem set up to help them do it. There’s a pervasive American myth that good teachers are born, n

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How Can We Teach Math To Encourage 'Patient Problem Solving'?

Last updated: 04/30/2018

Educators who have bought into the power of inquiry-based teaching will admit that math is one of the most challenging areas to apply the pedagogy. Math has been taught based on co

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Working with Special Needs Students: What Do All Teachers Need to Know?

Last updated: 04/24/2018

It can be challenging to select instructional materials and methods, which will enrich student learning. The key is first understanding the needs of every student. In particular, a

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'Robots will never be able to teach English literature'

Last updated: 04/24/2018

This dystopian piece in Tes – “Want to teach facts? A robot could do it better, says this academic” – reminds me why I teach English, and why English should be a vital sub

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