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September 2015
Vol 12 No 9
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10 Myths Undermining Education
By Dr. Justin Tarte

Myth 1 - Students will abuse and take advantage of a situation if we treat another student "differently." We all believe in differentiating, personalizing, and customizing the educational experience for our students as much as possible. Having said that, many believe that if you do something perceived to be "easier" for one student or you "cut them slack," then other students will exploit and use this situation to their advantage. Here's the deal, what's fair isn't always equal, and what's equal isn't always fair, and a majority of students aren't going to take advantage of a situation just because you treated another student "differently...."

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Teachers.Net Gazette Vol.12 No.9 September 2015
Cover Story by Dr. Justin Tarte
10 Myths Undermining Education
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