Science is the belief in
the ignorance of experts.
A lot of ed gurus make a lot of money doing the circuit. Teaching well is like losing weight--there are no shortcuts, but we keep tossing money at folks who promise us THE WAY.
I'm going to save you a few bucks, and even more important for the mere mortals among us, a lot of time.
If your guru fails to meet these minimal qualifications, put away your wallet. They're wasting your time:
- Has your guru taught in a real classroom the past three years?
- Does your guru allow his research to be peer reviewed?
- Does your guru grasp statistics?
- Is your guru free from the financial interests of a billionaire?
See you later Marzano!
Hasta la vista Duncan!
If we're even going to pretend we're a profession, we need to stop buying snake oil.
(But make sure you buy my book when it comes out.....)