Tag Archives: COVID-19

It’s Time to End Direct Instruction

Direct instruction. I’ll tell you what you need to know. You record it, train yourself to know it, and then repeat it back, apply it to something else, or synthesize that knowledge plus some other knowledge in producing original work. … Continue reading

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How to REALLY be Prepared for the 2020-2021 School Year

Are you ready for probable school closures? If schools remain open, are you prepared for that, too? We teachers must be ready for both eventualities. I wrote a concerned email to a supervisor earlier this summer expressing my worry that … Continue reading

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The Bomb, Duck-and-Cover Drills, and You (today, right now)

Burt the Turtle is getting old enough that he requires an introduction where for a long time none would have been needed. In the 1950s through the 1980s, there existed a real threat that everything on Earth would end in … Continue reading

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