American Education in 2030: Classroom Teaching in 2030

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

It seems self-evident that we can improve schooling if we tune education to the students' minds. But what about teachers? Teachers are expected to write curricula, write lesson plans, cope with enormous student diversity, and improve their teaching although they are given no opportunity to practice. This essay argues that those place unreasonable cognitive demands on teachers and pose a formidable problem in American education.

classroomteachingin2030_willingham.pdf