My name is Dr. Zach Groshell and Education Rickshaw is my blog. Here’s a quick guide:
I began teaching in U.S. public schools, but quickly transitioned to overseas teaching.
- Third Culture Kids and Raising Children Overseas
- Should You Raise Your Kids Abroad?
- Taking the Plunge: Should America’s Teachers Consider Moving to Teach Overseas?
Along the way, I started to get more interested in the science of learning and instruction.
- How Cognitive Load Theory Changed My Teaching
- The Unproductive Debate of Synchronous vs. Asynchronous Learning
- The Practical Side of Cognitive Load Theory
- Is there a Science of Learning and what is in it?
A lot of what I read started to make me question whether the prevailing wisdom of education was the way to go.
- 5 EdTech Myths We Should Leave Behind
- Beliefs, Evidence, and Educational Technology
- Why the Genius Hour Fad Died
- A Learning Pyramid Profession
- Do Students Have a Good Idea of What Helps Them Learn?
After a lot of consideration of the evidence, I now emphasize the importance of a coherent, knowledge-based curriculum and interactive, explicit instruction.
- The Sad, Sad Story of the Hollow Curriculum
- Do We Want Our Students to Struggle?
- Teach First, Ask Questions Second
- Memories of a warm-strict DI-KR teacher
- A Weird but Popular Way to Teach Problem Solving
- A Fence at the Top or an Ambulance at the Bottom
- Solving Problems is an Inefficient Way to Learn How to Solve Problems
Our children also benefit from high expectations and classroom management.
- Is Classroom Management Based on a “Dim View” of Human Nature?
- From Door to Do Now
- The Private School Penalty
- Different Schools for Different Fools
The more I read, the more I figured it would be a good idea to get a PhD, which I completed in 2022.
My blogging and social media presence have led to a lot of guest appearances on podcasts.
- My Interview with Pedagogy Non-Grata
- Do Teachers Need Research to Be Good Teachers?
- Assessment and Feedback Strategies Livestream
- Teaching during COVID: Big Ideas and Eclectic Voices
- Should Teachers Know How Learning Happens?
I eventually created my own podcast around the progressive vs. traditional debates in education.
And contributed the assessment and feedback section of a new book.
- Link to my Amazon author page
You can contact me in the following ways
- Contact page
- Twitter: @MrZachG
- I admin a Facebook group called Over-posting Educators