Archive for July, 2014

It’s Us Not Them: How Student Failure May Reflect You | CTQ

Source: www.teachingquality.org

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.

Source: www.nytimes.com

Read this excellent article to discover nuggets of insight into how to teach right. I am not a maths teacher. I am an English teacher now placed in a situation in which teaching maths is part of my portfolio as I teach in the intensive language centre. How do it (successfully, my students point out)? By doing much of what this article suggests for the teaching of math. But the relevance of this article goes beyond just math. What I take away from this is the need to see the equation from the point of view of the learner. All effective teachers, I believe, identify the needs of their students and find the best way to meet those needs. This passion is what keeps me so enthralled with the career I have chosen. 

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