Monthly Archives: March 2014

When should we use questions?

David Didau recently reminded me of an early post I wrote, challenging the obsession in teaching with ‘questioning.’  So the reasoning would seem to go, asking questions somehow fundamentally makes kids learn more.  It’s something to do with how it … Continue reading


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Why we *must* teach skills, not knowledge

I’ve been interested in education for a long time.  I’ve been frustrated, and angered, by how much it turned out I wasn’t taught; by how much others knew, coming out of school, that I did not; left to forever feel … Continue reading

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