Confuse Them So They Learn

I recently did a lesson on the basics of reading and writing in Geometry.  You know, dry, dull stuff…what’s a point, line, ray, segment, how do you write an angle, what types of angles are there, and so on. While preparing all of this information I was thinking: How can I expose misconceptions about such … Read more

Why Good Lessons Fail

Ever had a lesson you were THRILLED about?  You loved it, it was fantastic, interesting, crisp, approachable and … wonderful in every possible fashion.  And yet, when you delivered that lesson, it flopped! What gives?  What was wrong with the lesson? In reality, there was probably nothing wrong with the lesson.  Sure, all can be … Read more