The New Intelligence

January 25, 2013

Stop me if you already know this one. You are explaining how to solve quadratic equations to a classroom full of 18-year-olds. Narrating as you map out the steps on a whiteboard, you occasionally scan the room for raised hands. No questions before you move on? Of course you won’t find out until later, grading the tests, that in fact there was confusion in the poker-faced audience. By then it may be too late; even if a student manages to squeak by despite bombing quadratic equations, that gap in knowledge might cause a stumble down the line.

Article Source: Inside Higher Ed