Can experience trump best practices in the classroom?

07/29/2013 | Center for Teaching Quality

Math teacher Jose Luis Vilson in this blog post describes a situation in which his choice of instructional strategies conflicted with the "best practices" at his school. Although his actions -- based on experience and the needs of his students -- drew objections from other teachers, they ended up being right for his students, Vilson writes. "Autonomy in teaching is slowly becoming lost in the profession, and we need to take it back," he writes.

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