"Finding the Balance on Educational Issues: The Pros & Cons of Each Side"
Education is always swinging from one extreme to another. If you don't like a policy, wait 5-10 years and a completely different one will replace it (but beware, it'll be back again!). As educators, it's so important that we find a balance between extremes. There are often good points to both sides, we just need to find them!
Monday's #tlap chat will be a little different this week. I am going to pose two sides of an issue, and everyone will need to try to find the pros and cons of each side. Even if you sit strongly on one side of these arguments, try to find a way to see it from the other side too. Does grade level matter? Subject area? Try to strike a balance. Tweet out a
solid argument for & against each side. If possible, provide support with a link or a photo.
These will come fast & furious (every five minutes). At the end of the chat, we will have strong arguments for each side of the debate."
- "A Teacher-Led Classroom vs. A Student-Led Classroom"
- "Using Technology vs. Using Pencil & Paper"
- "Giving Teachers Lots of Autonomy vs. Giving Teachers Strict Guidelines/Expectations"
- "Allowing (encouraging?) students to fail vs. Scaffolding to prevent failure"
- "Using extrinsic motivators vs. Relying on Intrinsic motivation"
- "A Collaborative Classroom vs. A Quiet Classroom"
- "Letting Students Have Choice vs. Choosing For Them"
- "Integrating subjects vs. Teaching subjects separately"
- "Formal Instruction vs. A Workshop Model"
- "Assigning/Grading Homework vs. Not Assigning/Grading Homework"
- "Using Textbooks vs. Not Using Textbooks" (What are your arguments for AND against each?)