Thursday, March 7, 2013
Be the designer that designs people out of jobs.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
I'm trying to synchronize my smartphone with my various Google accounts and. . . . As I write this, I think the answer has popped into my head.
I think my smartphone isn't smart enough to know what I just did on my laptop, even though both devices are sitting here on the same kitchen table
I guess I'd better tell my phone what I did, so it can properly post my mobile blogs.
Friday, April 6, 2012
It has been an eye-opener.
The biggest point: Giving students direct feedback on their work is one of the best motivators--especially if they can see a way to improve their performance and their knowledge. I think that's the real key: Give students a clear path for improving their math skills and, most likely, they'll put in the effort.
Some of my students are competitive and the Khan Academy's "energy point" setup is conducive to competition; students can rack up tens-of-thousands, even hundreds-of-thousands of points by cranking through the practice exercises.
But I created a couple of important "benchmarks" that are better measures than raw, total point scores. One of the most-important of these: Points per minute.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Will it work?
Stay tuned. . .
Of course, this kind of hard work doesn't compare to the real-world hard work of manual labor. As a friend of mine once said: "Hard work? Being a reporter isn't hard work. Working in a mine, now that's hard work."
He was right, of course, but as far as the knowledge industry goes, teachers work very hard for their meager pay.
Still, I wouldn't have it any other way. I really love what I'm doing and I think my decades in the journalism biz (and all those relentless deadlines) helped prepare me for my life as a teacher.
So, bring on the pressure. Turn it up! I'm ready to keep up the pace.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Check out "Mr. Sanders's Teaching Page" at the McKinley Tech Web page to see what I mean.
Point your browser to:
Then, under the "Teaching and Learning" menu, you'll find my page, "Mr. Sanders's Teaching Page."
See you there!