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March 17, 2013

The Lesson Planning and Preparing Disconnect

Don't just plan lessons; prepare for them.

February 25, 2012

Mandatory Homework--for Teachers

In my recent post, Don't Prevent Students' Mistakes, Prepare for Them, I wrote that lesson planning should be more about anticipating students' errors and preparing to help them learn from those errors than trying to develop presentations that prevent all errors. "Sounds good in theory," a teacher ...

January 02, 2012

Don't Prevent Students' Mistakes, Prepare for Them

It's common knowledge that people can learn as much from their mistakes as anything. And yet traditional teaching methods often deny students the chance to learn from their mistakes by preventing them from making mistakes. In social studies and science, for example, a lot of teachers tell student...



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