May 16, 2010

Critical Thinking Sunday: How to Teach



Notice I didn't name this post "How to teach math."  Dan Myer has a great blog that makes math fun.  This is how we should teach everything.  I've been trying to "be less helpful" to my own daughter's questions and it's amazing to see what she can figure out on her own with just some simple questions and prompts.  I gotta take these ideas and somehow leverage them into getting kids (and teachers) exited about reading...

6 comments:

Nancy said...

Here's something cool I think you'll like:

http://tiny.cc/5u5id

Are you on delicious.com?

Jim Randolph said...

Nancy,
Yes, I love me the Bad Astronomer. I'm reading Death From the Skies now.

Yes, I have a delicious account. Sort of. Long story. Been using Evernote more lately, and Diigo for school-related stuff.

Joel said...

Amen! Never having been a math lover or even liker, this seems like the way most students need to learn math.

Jim Randolph said...

Joel,

I thought I was a math un-liker as well, but can't get enough of this guy's blog.

Beth S. said...

Great video! I don't teach math either but I can see from that video exactly why I hated math in school. I was never taught how to think mathematically. I was just fed formulas.

Jim Randolph said...

Beth,

I know! I love reading about math now. I didn't understand how creative and fun it could be.