It seems like my first post to this blog should be something introductory, but I believe the idea is more to actually get conversation and posting going rather than dwell on what the heck this blog is about. Because (and correct me if I’m wrong) the blog is primarily about a discussion of intellectual topics centered on grad school, math, science, and education.
I’ll kick my participation off with a contribution of this NYT debate over education degrees. We all know that teachers are encouraged to further their education and are granted higher pay for their efforts. But are the returns of such efforts significant?
Do teachers need more knowledge of teaching, or more content knowledge? Check out the comments of the NYT experts and then weigh in yourself.