Theory Into Practice

Some things are good in theory but pale when put into practice. I’m thinking, of course, about a family pack of high-powered water guns as a Father’s Day gift. Or the platypus. Or teaching a class of seventh graders the word masticate.

On the other hand, there are good ideas that end up being even better when put into practice. The flipped classroom could be one of them. Or providing all middle schoolers with tablet computers. Or mixing chocolate and peanut butter.

What’s an idea in the world of education that you were perhaps skeptical about that you now wouldn’t want to be without? Common Core, interactive whiteboards, computer-based learning games, or something else altogether? Share with us!

Masticate – verb – to grind or crush (food) with or as if with the teeth; to soften or reduce to pulp by crushing or kneading

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