Posts Tagged ‘Test Prep’

Class Participation: More Than a Buzzword

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill-phrased questions, questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every question is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question. 

—Carl Sagan


Rolling your eyes at Edith here might make you look cool to your peers, but after 2 years of teaching SAT I feel like one of my biggest imperatives is encouraging more kids to take a cue from her methodology

As one of the “new kids” in the office, I find myself asking a lot of questions—about processes, the back end of the site, policies for freelancers, and just about everything. Like many of people in the working world, I’m chary of creating the impression that answers to these questions don’t stick when I’m provided with them. The problem is that I always tell my students that “there’s no such thing as a dumb question”—that is, unless your question is disingenuous or deliberately disruptive. I’m pretty bad at taking my own advice.