Students Are Busy but Rarely Thinking, Researcher Argues. Do His Teaching Strategies Work Better?
NOVEMBER 7, 2023
Students can be excellent little actors in a traditional classroom, going through the motions of “ studenting ,” but not learning much. At that critical moment when a teacher chalks a problem on the board and asks everyone to write out an answer, for instance, one kid might stall by sharpening a pencil, another might doodle or feign writing, and another might stare into space — though not thinking about the problem at hand.