Wisdom Begins with Wonder

10 teacher sayings I hate

10. “He’s lazy” 9. “She’s loud” 8. “I’m giving a really big test and they’re not ready for it – that’ll teach ‘em to listen!” 7. “I gave him extra credit for _________” (cleaning, running errands, busywork, etc.) 6. “These kids just don’t want to learn” 5. “I found a great website with all kinds […]

10 things I hate about school

10. grading I’ve always felt icky about sitting down by myself and placing value in the form of a letter or number on the work of a student.  I would much rather write them a short note with feedback and no grade.  Better still, I’d rather sit down with them and have a conversation about […]

Educational nihilists

There are many parallels between education and medicine.  As I was paraphrasing the Hippocratic Oath to create The Educator’s Hippocratic Oath, I came across a term I needed to look up – therapeutic nihilism. Therapeutic nihilism is a contention that curing people, or societies, of their ills by treatment is impossible – Therapeutic nihilism – Wikipedia […]