‘If only American teachers were smarter…’ - The Washington Post


I fear that some people dismiss Jack Schneider as naive when he suggests that teachers can and should engage more with educational research. Commonly the thought is that the research has to be drastically simplified, watered down, or otherwise repackaged for teachers to accept it, like hiding a child's medicine in his ice cream. I prefer Schneider's optimism and willingness to think creatively about what changes in teachers' routines and resources and the support needed for teachers to get more out of research.