Incentives – Standardized Testing

Would a teacher ever cheat?

Of course this question will raise a few hackles. However, teachers are human, and humans respond to incentives. We do things that reward us, and avoid things that punish us. I’m intending to write a few blog posts about how incentives affect education – for good or for bad.

So, would a teacher ever have an incentive to cheat?

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Creative Math Teaching

I just saw this excellent online presentation about creative ways to teach math – it explains (briefly) what’s wrong with the current “linear” method of teaching math, and gives some tips on how to improve matters – even within the current system.

Check it out below :

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