Very true. Sometimes having the right word for a thing makes it useful but if you can’t explain it in normal terms, does one really understand it? I’m watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzDhdvVg9_c seems to be along these lines.

Very true. Sometimes having the right word for a thing makes it useful but if you can’t explain it in normal terms, does one really understand it? I’m watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzDhdvVg9_c seems to be along these lines.

I never found a good balance myself. Wait until somebody complains is about the best I could get to.

Indeed. I was surprised to see an actual 5th grade classroom because it’s common to CLAIM, “[DIFFICULT THING] at a 5th Grade level” — but to PROVE it, is a whole ‘nother thing.

So, I’m impressed.

(not so impressed by the students as they’re smart – but at the person doing the experiment, for treating the kids as capable)]

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The funny thing about this method of teaching that he’s using, which is the standard tried-and-true method used forever?

It’s MOSTLY performative art. Students know by the teacher’s tone of voice how to respond and the answers are usually given by the teacher in a clear way just prior to asking.

That said: To go home and say “I learned Calculus today” and to BELIEVE one has a grasp on fundamentals of Calculus (which they would if they went deeper than the performance art of the teacher/students classroom play) will remove a significant barrier to learning, which is doubt in one’s capabilities.

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that’s oddly validating. i find that very interesting right at this moment in my life, when finding evidence of people who would believe in my abilities is hard, like I have to do all of the self-belief now. is that the epistemological version of wiping your own ass, to make yourself mean something to yourself, without the help of an external party” – D’s reply

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Maybe that’s where the jargon can help a little. I surprised myself when I started using epistemological and ontological correctly in written sentences. That was only maybe three/four years ago when I finally tackled philosophy, which was my nemesis for decades.
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 at 14m he lost the kids’ understand Lots of hands were raised but he kept talking. I’m hoping he stops and addresses their concerns because he lost me at 14 minutes too.
ah ok, I got what he was saying. Poorly explained at that point but I gotta say he did good for 14 minutes. Hoping the next bit goes better.
 Thing that bugged me about calculus is the whole line thing. Had it been all about pixels or voxels I’d have done better at it.

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