How to Avoid Potential Pitfalls

Ever wonder if your students left class confused?

It could be that this has happened in the past and it might happen in the future. Sometimes confusion can be a good thing, if it leads to the students working further to find solutions or to think ideas through for themselves. But if confusion leads to a persistent wrong impression, or to a major misconception, you may just have done more damage than good.

What we want to share here are a few areas in which we teachers sometimes cause confusion. This confusion may be imparted quite unintentionally, but nonetheless we are still responsible. Thus, the title of this section is How to Avoid Potential Pitfalls.

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