Category Archives: constructivism

You do a great job of not answering my questions

“You do a great job of not answering my questions”, so wrote a student in the final weeks of the semester. A peculiar statement without a context. With the context of the pedagogy I espouse, I find this statement a … Continue reading

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Know Yourself

A question I often ask of new teachers is “Do you know yourself?” This is commonly met with a quizzical and puzzled look. Yet knowing who we are, how we think, what we believe, how we respond, and how we … Continue reading

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The Origin of Ideas

Where is the origin of ideas? How are they formed? I brought an Inventors’ Congress to Hinckley Elementary when I taught there many years ago. I had an inventor come to meet with the fifth grade. One of the comments … Continue reading

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