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Uyboco: A better way
ONE of the first mistakes I made as a rookie teacher was focusing too much on the material as well as the strategies of teaching. I thought that the more material I could cover and the more strategies I knew ...
From 5 days ago
Uyboco: Learning democracy (Part 2)
WHAT if we began practicing democracy in school?Not the pretend democracy we give when we let students choose, for example, whether they want the quiz on Friday or on Monday; or the playhouse democracy we give to student councils and ...
From 12 days ago
Uyboco: Learning Democracy (Part 1)
WE LOVE the idea of democracy, of being free to choose our own path and forge our own destiny. We enshrine the ideals of liberty and celebrate as heroes those who fight and lay down their lives for its survival. ...
From 19 days ago
Uyboco: The basics (Part 4)
MANY schools have, as part of their mission or vision, a goal to produce leaders. But the way schools are traditionally structured does not encourage students to be good leaders, but rather, good followers.Part of the reason is that teachers ...
From 26 days ago
Uyboco: The Basics (Part 3)
WHERE does the idea of the basics of education come from anyway?It comes from a parental orientation. Parents are the child’s first teachers -- coaxing them to form their first words, holding them when they try to stand and walk, ...
From 33 days ago
Uyboco: The Basics (Part 2)
JUST how basic is “basic education?”While people may complain about incompetent teachers, lack of physical facilities, too much homework, and so on as some of the problems of basic education, I think the more fundamental question is what exactly do ...
From 40 days ago
The Basics (Part 1)
WHAT if tomorrow, there was a law that would require all adults to enroll in a special school that would teach you the basic skills in surviving today’s world? You would need to go to this school from Monday to ...
From 47 days ago
Uyboco: Teaching too much
ONE of the fundamental problems of education is that we teach too much.Too much? The powers-that-be don’t seem to think so. They constantly think of ways to heap more and more material on students. We used to have 10 years ...
From 54 days ago
Uyboco: The Eating Machine
THERE is a scene from the 1936 Charlie Chaplin film, Modern Times, called The Eating Machine.In this four-minute scene, Chaplin, who plays a factory worker, is chosen to demonstrate a contraption designed to automate eating. He is made to stand ...
From 61 days ago
Uyboco: My Love-Hate Relationship with Math (Part 2)
SO NOW I had a page full of word problems which I really hadn't figured out how to solve in a coherent manner, and now I had to solve it using x and equations, which I barely understood at this ...
From 82 days ago