Excellent teachers in an age of fads by Mark Enser (Teaching it Real)
Many things that get labelled as “fads” might work for an individual teacher (although many things might work better) but they only become fads when divorced from their original meaning and then are spread around and are imposed on other teachers.

I’ve always been interested in the idea that changing almost anything in the classroom will lead to improvement. This post digs around the territory. We probably teach at our best when we are enthused and the beginning of a fad is enthusiasm.

7 thoughts on “👍 An age of fads

  1. @johnjohnston the best teachers around me are those who “keep it fresh” for themselves, with new tools or by shuffling the material. I think it’s because their sense of discovery percolates to students. I’ve seen it in my own transition to teaching.

  2. @mrkrndvs thanks, I’ve huffduffed the audio for later listening. I doubt that the disruption model is one that is good for schools. It might work in business where they try to impact market, but learners might need more delicate handling?


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