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12 Angry Teachers

CJW, August 22, 2010 10:37 AM

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"Recognizing that their students learn best when actively engaged,
consortium schools typically use inquiry-based methods of learning
with classrooms steeped in discussion, project-based assignments, and student choice  . . ."
-Martha Foote


Watch "12 Angry Teachers"  Below

Should the science teacher be granted tenure?  We recommend this playful and clever fifteen minute teacher debate video (created by enterprising teachers apparently) as a remake from the classic film "12 Angry Men."   The conflict?  His inquiry-based teaching methods which don't necessarily mesh with those of the rest of the group.  

For more on this subject, we highly recommend a related story from The Daily Riff,  "Hacking School Ratings & Test Scores: Consortium Schools."

Three other recent related stories:
"Poor Education, Poor Democracy" by Martha Nussbaum in The Washington Post;
 "Big Ideas vs. Little Bits", an excellent piece by Nancy Flanagan in Teacher Magazine (Edweek);  
"Teaching For Students.  Sounds Obvious. Not." by Bill Jackson in The Daily Riff

H/T to Wired Parent blog for turning us on to the videos - great find.  Parts 1 and 2 run about 15 minutes altogether.  Video #3 is the trailer to the original classic film, "12 Angry Men".








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