Doug Lemov's field notes

Reflections on teaching, literacy, coaching, and practice.

07.29.17 Educators: It is VERY Important to Distinguish Correlation from Causation

  There’s one of those articles again today. It’s in the Atlantic.  Again.  It observes that, ‘Curiosity is under-emphasized in the classroom, but research shows that it is one of the strongest markers of academic success.’  “Marker’ is a tricky word there. It sounds quasi-medical.  It kind of makes you think that curiosity leads to success….