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Content delivery and assessment v. discovery and empowerment

Audrey Watters says: Theres a line in a 2011 Wired Magazine article about Khan Academy where Bill Gates calls constructionism “bullshit.” It’s a line that’s stuck with me because it makes me so damn angry, no doubt, but also because it highlights Gates’ dismissal of established learning theories, his ego, his ignorance. And it highlights too,...


If new teacher evaluation systems were really about growth and constructive feedback

Anthony Cody says: while Gates and his employees constantly talk about growth and constructive feedback, they always seek to embed these systems in the evaluation process, where there will be huge consequences for those involved.  I asked: If I am wrong, and the new evaluation system described by Bill Gates really is all about feedback...