90 years ago, Alfred North Whitehead used the term “the inert knowledge problem” to describe an issue he faced while teaching. I’ll bet you’ve seen the same thing…
A reader asked for recommendations for books about Greek Myths appropriate for 5th graders. Many of you delivered!
I got to work with several groups of students (of many ages) and I tried out this task: building a tournament to decide who was the most resilient historical figure or fictional character? Kids came up with some amazing ideas.
When we create tasks designed to meet the needs of our most obviously talented students, we make it possible for other students to rise up as well. This, except using basketball as a metaphor.
Here is the (slightly delayed) 2017 Byrdseed report!
My recent experience as a learner and what it’s like when your teacher falls into the trap of Curse of Knowledge.
This quick clip of Steve Kerr coaching Steph Curry gives us insights into how we can mentor our most advanced students.
Here’s a round-up of a few books I’ve either just finished or am in the middle of that I thought you might like. Rebellion Alis Wade has finished the third book in her Gifted Potentials series: Rebellion. She sent me a copy and I’m still working my way through it (you can blame the infant!). […]
Three images I’m using to do a better job explaining giftedness to parents of gifted kids.
This is a follow up to a previous article about examples of “differentiation” in textbooks. We’re going to look at some bad patterns, or, to use a more precise term, “anti-patterns“. Examples of Anti-Patterns An anti-pattern is something people perceived as a positive solution, despite it having major flaws, plus a much better solution should […]