“That you’ve driven over bridges and flown in planes and lived to tell about it is a testament to teachers like me who’ve identified what’s important, boring or not, and taught it to those who will ultimately use that knowledge, even for the benefit of people like Kohn and his disciples,” writes “physicsteacher,” an unnamed educator commenting at the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog. This in response to the latest garden variety Alfie Kohn strawmanfest fulminating against teachers who make students “cram facts, practice a series of decontextualized skills on yet another worksheet, [or] listen passively to a lecture.”
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