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Teaching, Learning, and Time

| September 25, 2015

Almost all of schooling is focused around warped uses of time. By “warped” I mean trying to squeeze a lot of material into a short period of time. “Efficiency” is the key word that marks this insidiously warped use of time. When I talk about schools in this post, I am generalizing about the vast […]

Thoughts on Adopting Curriculum from Other Countries

| July 2, 2011

The trouble with adopting a curriculum from another country (or even from any different setting in this country or state, etc.) is that the contexts of what is relevant, meaningful, etc. change. However, it all depends on what assumptions we’re basing our ideas of education. If we see education as merely taking in fragmented pieces […]