Thoughts from a reflective educator.
The kids seem to be entertained during this video, but I would not call this teaching.
Unfortunately, this is the only video uploaded by this teacher, which is a shame. If someone uploads one video to share what they consider their best work, and then gets slammed for it, it would make them very reluctant to share their practice with other teachers. How can we find a middle ground between attacking what is poor pedagogy, and supporting the ability of teachers to share what they do in a non-threatening environment?
Update: I finally managed to watch this whole video and I noticed another problem. In the entire 7 minutes and 17 seconds of this video, there is only about 30 seconds of anything I would consider to be of instructional value. The only time the kids could be considered to be learning something from their curriculum is when they are reciting the doubles. That's only 7% of this video.
David is a mathematics teacher and a learning specialist for technology at Stratford Hall in Vancouver, BC. He has been teaching since 2002, and has worked in Brooklyn, London, and Bangkok before moving back to Canada. He has his Masters degree in Educational Technology from UBC, and is the co-author of a mathematics textbook. He has been published in ISTE's Leading and Learning, Educational Technology Solutions, The Software Developers Journal, The Bangkok Post and Edutopia. He blogs with the Cooperative Catalyst, and is the Assessment group facilitator for Edutopia. He has also helped organize the first Edcamp in Canada, and TEDxKIDS@BC.