New Blog From an Old Colleague
Avery Pickford is a teacher I used to work with. He regularly beat me at scrabble (and I’m pretty formidable in most crowds), and he taught me ultimate [...]
Why do we keep paying for what’s free?
Matt Damon said it first, in Good Will Hunting: one day, you’re going to realize that “You dropped 150 grand on a $%*#ing education you could have got [...]
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long, but I’ve decided to start teaching the art of inquiry to everyone I tutor. Step 1: all my private students will [...]
Zen in the Art of Underlining
My father, were he alive, would have turned 67 this week. He died in 1999 from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. One of the treasures he left behind, or rather, [...]
What skills do you need in order to teach well?
I often stress the perspective that the first thing you need do be a great teacher is love: love of your subject, love of teaching, love of learning. The [...]
On Not Teaching Mathematics
A huge thank you to Jade, who referred me to this compelling argument for not teaching mathematics (or teaching less mathematics, or teaching it in a [...]