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“The Difference Between Knowing The Name Of Something & Knowing Something”

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The title of this post, “The difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something,” is a quote from Nobel Prize winner Richard Feynman in this video. He’s describing what he was taught by his father. Such wisdom is applicable to so many things — to a critique of standardized tests, to explaining what it’s so important to emphasize higher-order thinking strategies in the classroom, etc.

Thanks to Andrea Kuszewski for the tip on Google+.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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