I don’t know about you, but I like things that are simple.
I think there’s a reason that Bloom’s Taxonomy has stuck around. It’s a simple tool with just a few steps that are easy to understand. I love listening to Dave Ramsey and I understand his process because he divides it up into seven easy steps. Alcoholics Anonymous has mastered this, putting its program into a 12-step process that anyone, including people with intense addictions, can understand.
The question is, then, why have we made education so complicated? Why does my pacing guide require me to teach six different things at one time?Why can’t I choose one topic and spend the amount of time on that topic needed for my kids to get it?
I feel that, if I could make my class more straightforward, my students would succeed more.
Is your classroom complicated or simple? What tricks have you learned to simplify things for your students?