The Myth of Teaching "Relevance" in the Classroom

MISS, THAT'S BORING: Over the last few years, teaching “real-world” content in a way that is “relevant” to students has become all the rage. But on his blog, Canadian teacher Matthew Morris argues that “most adults don’t know what’s cool or relevant to kids.” Here’s what Morris calls the flawed logic of “relevance” and how teachers can avoid succumbing to it.

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