A distinguished scholar of global digital learning has hard words for opponents of traditional math

We’ve all heard the rhetoric: “Boring” drill and practice and “rote” memorization are the constant scapegoats for education failure among America’s public educators. The tired school rhetoric running down such traditional practices gives one the impression that schools across the country are numbing the minds of students through antiquated “drill Read more…

Where the Nonsense Comes From

Jacques Barzun was one of the great humanities scholars of the 20th century. Among his many achievements were several classic books on education and teaching, books such as Teacher in America (1945) and Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning (1991). In Begin Here, Barzun discusses where educational nonsense Read more…