Why Student Debates Might Not Be as Useful in an Educational Setting

Student debates have long been heralded as a vibrant tool for encouraging critical thinking and articulating diverse viewpoints. However, a closer examination reveals that this practice, while well-intentioned, may not always deliver the desired educational outcomes.

This is why in this article, we’re going to delve into the nuances of why student debates can sometimes be ineffective in educational settings to get a clearer picture of the situation.

The Oversimplification of Complex Issues

One of the core challenges with debates in a classroom setting is the inherent tendency to …

Coding and SEL Can Make Math More Fun and Engaging; Here’s How

Integrating math education with coding and Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is an innovative approach that promises to make mathematics more engaging and enjoyable for students. This integration not only enhances understanding but also builds vital skills necessary for the 21st century.

Here, we’re going to look at how these two aspects can make math lessons more fun and engaging for the students.

The Role of Coding in Math Education

Coding is inherently mathematical. It involves logic, structured thinking, and problem-solving skills which are all central to mathematics. When …

Rethinking the Substitute Teacher Role as More Than Just Babysitters

It goes without saying that substitute teachers are crucial in schools. By the time students graduate high school, they have spent about 8% of their school time with substitute teachers according to a 2000 estimate.

Yet, we seldom hear about substitutes’ experiences.

As such, Australian researchers reviewed 29 studies, mainly from the U.S. and Australia to learn more. They found that while substitutes’ classroom experiences are similar worldwide, there’s a notable difference in qualifications. In the U.S., some substitutes don’t need a teaching license or even a bachelor’s degree, unlike …

How Educators Can Redefine National Writing Exams to Be Beyond ChatGPT’s Capabilities

ChatGPT has become a go-to tool for people to write just about anything these days, be it an award speech, a business email, or even a book report. And with AI on the rise, it’s really making us rethink how we teach and evaluate writing in schools.

Due to this, the folks who run the National Assessment of Educational Progress had a meeting recently and decided to push back their next writing test by a couple of years.

According to them, they want to take a bit more time to figure out how this whole AI thing might change the way we teach writing.

There’s news regarding the NAEP which is the big …