Friday, September 19, 2014

What if Khan Academy was made in Japan?

Do yourself a favor. Spend 13 minutes watching this video. Ignore the "blended learning" or "flipping" if you want. Really, really focus on the difference between the American-style of teaching and the Japan-style of teaching.

Let's explore how to teach the way math instruction occurs in the countries that are doing better than us. Yeah...yeah...we'll have no clue what we are doing at first, but eventually we'll figure it out. I know we will.

More important than the guy's critique of Khan is the vision for what instruction should look like in the classroom.