Don't Raise Your Hands Students

"It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry." ~ Thomas Paine   This morning I woke up and had a topic for today's blog post all set in my head. Then as I began my normal morning routine of reading my Feedly and Zite feeds I came across an article that really got me thinking. It takes me about 25 minutes to drive to work and the entire ride all I could think about was the article and the impact it could have on students. The title of the article was Some Aussie schools ban students from raising hands in class , and I'm not sure how I feel about it. This method of teaching was developed following some research that found that smarter students answer the vast majority of questions, which has been dubbed "The Hermoine Granger Effect," after the extroverted bookworm in the Harry Potter...
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