I was recently at a conference that was heavily teaching problem solving tasks and problem solving techniques. I really enjoyed the conference, but it raised in me the question of what is the ideal relationship between direct instruction and problem-based teaching. Here our my thoughts in progress.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Monday, April 1, 2019
Gosh...It is difficult to a get a clear 10,000 foot summary of the current state of educational research. Yes...Yes... I know you lose a lot at the 10,000 foot level, but it provides a great starting point on helping one prioritize. I've found this talk particularly helpful. Summary 'take aways' for me are below.
- Can't tell good teaching from short observations. (Why spend so much time in interview process? How can hire more strategically?)
- I like the emphasis on developing expertise.
- Interesting chart on calibration
- Good summary distinction between what
Doesn't Work - Smarter people in teaching, paying good teachers more, learning styles, copying other countries.
What Might Work - Differentiated instruction, Social/Emotional Aspects of Learning, Educational Neuroscience, Grit, Growth Mindset
What Does Work A Bit - Firing Bad Teachers, Charter Schools, Vouchers, Class Size
What Does Work - Curriculum Improvement, Formative Assessment
- Good summary of the Nonaka and Takeuchi model on Internalization and Externalization.
Other talks by Dylan I have appreciated: