Saturday, September 25, 2021

Let's teach for mastery: Sal Khan

 Sal Khan: Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | TED Talk

"Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics? Yes, it's complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace."



  • Students need to master basic skills before learning more difficult material
  • Teachers should focus on students retention of material
  • Our ability to learn and solve difficult problems depends on mastery of concepts

  • Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not.
    Why do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics?