Sunday, December 7, 2014

Quick Rant: Stop Complaining about Teaching Methods

Quick rant:
Quit speaking in absolutes about how any teaching method is bad. There are great worksheets, drill and kill lessons, and even valuable homework activities. When you talk in absolutes you immediately make teachers defensive. Instead of complaining about what you don't like, how about doing some real teaching and share what is working with your students. 


  1. You're quite right, we should take positions expressing absolutes. I think we fall into the habit to simplify our conversation. I often react to pithy slogans shared on our social networks by seeing the exceptions. That can be an equally problematic response too.

  2. Love it! We all need to practice to get better at things. There just is no other way. Thanks for this reminder.