Whiteboard vs PowerPoint

I guest lectured at Fanshawe College this morning. In presentations in classroom settings, I have recently found myself opting for the whiteboard and marker over the projector and slidedeck. I have an untested, anecdotally-based hypothesis that people are getting tired of looking at screens all the time. Maybe we are unconsciously intrigued (and reengaged) when …

In Praise of Being Wrong

Discovering that you are misinformed or incorrect about something is a pinnacle of the human experience.

School

School: “Get all the answers right and you win!” Real Life: “WTF, School?”

The test of a good teacher

In Aphorisms for a Year, Alice Wellington Rollins proposes that the quality of a teacher is reflected in the depth of the questions asked by their students. The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them …