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Teachers who promise to make school fun are like parents who want to be
friends with their children. Sure, I am all for fun (and friends), but
in the appropriate context. Learning can and should be engaging,
exciting, compelling, stimulating, satisfying, inspiring, imaginative
and even pleasurable. But fun? A teacher's main job is to help students
become more competent, confident and curious. Fun rarely delivers on
those goals. Words matter. The word "fun" can trivialize the serious
work related to learning and confuse teaching with entertaining.