Category: Looking Back

  • Looking Back: I still don’t believe in learning styles…

    This article was originally posted on July 20, 2010. I’ve recently been in conversation with a number of people about learning styles so thought it was timely to look back at this one. A few years ago I had a series of … conversations … with my then PhD adviser about the notion of learning […]

  • Looking Back: Stop talking about classrooms that don’t work

    As part of my Looking Back series, the sentiments I articulated in this post from August 21st, 2010 are still very alive for me. There are classrooms that work, that work very well. Click on the title below to go to the original post with its comments. Here is an example of a ‘traditional’ classroom […]

  • Looking back: Attitudes toward teaching

    Another in my Looking Back series. With the ongoing and recent debates around teaching in the US, I thought it relevant. Please click the title below for a link to the comments on the original post. This one is from August 10, 2009 Attitudes toward teaching Is there a big difference between public attitude towards […]

  • Looking back: Parents protest ‘time-out’ cage in classroom

    As part of my ‘looking back’ series, this is an article that keeps showing up in my stats even though it was written over 4 years ago. The question of discipline in schools is timeless and my mind returns to this story often. I wonder about Félix. What was his story? How was it that […]

  • Looking back: Why do the very best teachers ignore/subvert curriculum?

    As some of you know, I’ve recently had to put my blog content back together from scratch. What a huge, painful job that was! At the same time, it allowed me to become reacquainted with some of my old content that I still find relevant. In looking back on it, I thought it could be […]

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