I’m not much of a fan of peer tutoring, so-called discovery learning, and the like. My belief has always been that my school district pays me a moderate amount of money on the assumption that I know more math than anyone else in the classroom, and thus I should do the teaching. Math Curmudgeon agrees:
I personally hate it. I’ve hated it since 7th grade when teachers started “encouraging” me to tutor other kids. I hated it in high school because I always got paired up with kids I didn’t like or who resented that I was smarter than they were. Call me selfish? Tough shit; I was a teenager….
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