Nelson Mandela

The Top 8 Things That Are Just Like Apartheid, By Grant Wiggins

Jose Vilson Jose 3 Comments

That’s it. I’m proposing that, as of now, there be a Mandela’s Law, a Godwin’s Law corollary, which states that anytime you make inappropriate use of apartheid in an argument, you’ve already lost. Exhibit A (and Ground Zero): Grant Wiggins’ latest salvo on teachers and students having different restrooms and cafeterias. Um, what?! For one, I know plenty of schools where the students’ cafeterias and restrooms are in better shape …

Grant Wiggins, What issss UBD?

Grant Wiggins and How I View Math Curriculum

Jose Vilson Mr. Vilson 3 Comments

This week, a few of us got into a discussion, and involved Grant Wiggins. He calls himself a troublemaker, but I don’t remember seeing him at the last few meetings, and I’m the treasurer. In any case, for his 100th blog, he wrote this: Algebra is a dumb course. It survives only by unthinking habit. It cannot be justified intellectually as a subject, really. It is just a set of …