“Some people see things that are and ask, Why? Some people
dream of things that never were and ask, Why not? Some people
have to go to work and don’t have time for all that.”
~ George Carlin
I would love to live a visionary’s life. Right now, I’ll settle for somehow getting the idea of two-step equations over the plate. Repetition, repetition, repetition… I keep going. Relentlessness helps. My students don’t always appreciate my relentlessness. My administration doesn’t appreciate it, either, or at least I have no indication they do. Admin keeps harping on the need to teach critical thinking skills. I like critical thinking skills, don’t get me wrong, but first we have to figure out those equations.
Eduhonesty: If our educational push for critical thinking flivvers, I believe that part of the reason will be straightforward: You can’t build a bridge until you have the stone or steel you need for girders.