Ministry of Education, Guyana

It was a simple experiment, but it changed the way we understand learning. Two groups of 8-year-olds tossed beanbags at a target three feet away. For the next 12 weeks, half of the kids continued to practice with the same target, while the other half practiced with targets at two and four feet away. At the end of the experiment, both groups completed a final test with the original target, three feet away.

The shift to working online requires teachers to think a little differently about how to build the culture they want with their students.

After fielding his fellow teachers’ tech problems for two months, the writer has an eight-step DIY plan for addressing them before calling the IT department.

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