Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Not every child can learn


This was written by my friend and colleague Dave Martin. He is a high school math teacher who blogs here and tweets here. This post was originally found here.

by Dave Martin

Lets face the truth now. It is about time we stop saying  "every child can learn".

After 8 years of teaching, I have realized that it is true that not every child can learn....by Friday.

Not every child can learn....by me standing at the front talking.

Not every child can learn....by working alone.

Not every child can learn....by reading the textbook.

Not every child can learn....by worksheets.

Not every child can learn....by passively taking notes.

So if we aren't going to talk about "every child can learn", we can then start talking about "what do we do when they don't".

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