ZWAAGSTRA: It’s unreasonable to assume that students can practise critical thinking without first acquiring substantial background knowledge
ZWAAGSTRA: Reducing class sizes is a costly initiative with little payback
ZWAAGSTRA: Schools need to instead focus on producing a coherent curriculum, sound lessons and purposeful reading and writing in every discipline
ZWAAGSTRA: Hopefully a new report from the OECD slows down the mad rush to equip students of all ages with the latest computer gadgets
ZWAAGSTRA: Even interruptions may not be as bad as previously thought
ZWAAGSTRA: It doesn’t take students long to conclude that assignment due dates are mere suggestions.
New report cards can only be taken seriously by someone immersed in edu-babble
Anyone who thinks students will be left behind if schools do not incorporate the latest technological gadgets needs to take a Valium