Be Less Helpful
Dan Meyer, High School Math Teacher / Google Curriculum Fellow
30% of my talk targeted how we teach — the subtle ways we encourage students to stop thinking. 70% targeted what we teach — the not-so-subtle ways our adopted curriculum makes our students intellectually timid and incurious.
Very little of the content will be a surprise to regular readers. However, after my O'Reilly webcast, I resolved to always add some new content or some new analysis every new time I present the material, both out of appreciation for those attending who, in their loyal readership and commenting, have done a great deal to shape these ideas, but especially because ideas, if they're worth anything, should keep growing and changing.
Big pictures designed for conversation.
A place for people to interact with ideas using notes and drawings. Very similar to the handouts I designed for last year's presentation, which I model in this video.
- I was really, really sick throughout the entire thing.