tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14707730.post3701596947390410177..comments2023-02-01T18:26:04.557-05:00Comments on Schools Matter: Why All the Khan-troversy?Jim Hornhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04462754705431590571noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14707730.post-2045874219447918872012-07-28T15:45:41.147-04:002012-07-28T15:45:41.147-04:00How can children respect teachers and learn when t...How can children respect teachers and learn when they witness constant bashing and ridicule by the media and most notably by politicians. They are constantly labeled as overpaid, too many benefits, under worked and incompetent and now we expect children to respect them?<br /> In order to improve education in the US we don't need more dictates from the "education experts" (many of whom have never taught in a public school a day in their lives) but instead a change in attitude of the entire country.<br /> The current plethora of educational schemes will never suffice. <br /> We need an all out effort to popularize education like that which has been done with the NFL and rap music. <br /> You might say that can't be done but I will then point to the popularization of science and engineering in the 60s. It was done well and with great results. It yielded many of today's scientists and engineers who have catapulted us into the technological age of the twenty first century.<br /> Criticism, castigation and lip service will never cure the problem!<br /> Walt Sautter<br /> http://:teachersdontsuck.blogspot.com<br /> http://:petteachers.blogspot.comwalt sautterhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/02271157042842858883noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14707730.post-52559493129914654342012-07-28T12:10:17.149-04:002012-07-28T12:10:17.149-04:00"[Khan] perpetuates a popular and flawed assu..."[Khan] perpetuates a popular and flawed assumption that effective teaching is a direct and singular extension of content expertise"<br /><br />Years ago I substitute taught a middle school math class. There I was, college graduate who completed a couple of years of calculus, linear algebra and the like, then went on to grad school where my math skills atrophied for three years, but I looked at the problem, the grad school rust came off the mathematical gears, and I showed her exactly how to solve the problem. (I didn't do it for her, I showed her how to solve it.) Easy enough, right? Except it was obvious to me that the girl was struggling and took to math, well, like a cat to water.<br /><br />The next time I saw her she told me in a, "told you so", kind of voice that her regular math teacher had showed her how to do the problem and that it was easy. As in, "I didn't understand your explanation". I guarantee that I had more years in college than her regular teacher, and likely as much or more math, but teaching? Yes, that takes more than knowing.Aaronhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16523334580402022332noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14707730.post-84121834684025397632012-07-27T23:39:38.797-04:002012-07-27T23:39:38.797-04:00+1 and Amen... but it's painfully sad how man...+1 and Amen... but it's painfully sad how many people really, really like those videos... or at least the concept...SiouxGeonzhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14852040976080951492noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-14707730.post-41202108474761427652012-07-26T10:30:53.841-04:002012-07-26T10:30:53.841-04:00See Dailycensored on an article called "Kahn ...See Dailycensored on an article called "Kahn Job"Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com