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Bored Students

Just Another Brick in the Wall: How Education Researchers Ignore the Ends to Tweak the Means

Alfie Kohn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Alfie Kohn

Is a given lesson worth teaching? I may not always be sure of the answer, but I'm pretty sure that's the question we should be asking, rather than employing discipline, or demanding self-discipline, or pulling stuff off the walls in hopes that students will devote their attention to something whose value is simply taken for granted.

Attention, Teachers! Why Students Are Bored

Grant Wiggins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Grant Wiggins

It is not easy to admit that our approach might be needlessly boring. That's why I encourage you to use the video/audio function on your phone and watch or just hear yourself and ask: if school weren't required, would people happily sign up for and keep coming to such a class?