You know those other parents? The ones who drive their kid the four blocks to school in their SUV? The ones who sued the school district because their kid wasn’t labeled gifted? The ones whose children are scheduled every minute of every day? The ones who don’t let their kids watch Star Wars because they […]
I had the opportunity to attend and present sessions at both iPadpalooza 2015 in Austin as well as ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia the past two weeks. What a thrill to be able to meet and connect with so many passionate … Continue reading →
Through The Square Window What a fabulous idea this is. Aimed at younger students, this task involves using see through plastic yoghurt pot lids, drawing and labelling shapes on them, then going around trying to find things that match the shape.
Puzzles, comics, problem-solving, and mathy conversations with kids—you’ll find all this and more at the new math education blog carnival. Check it out, click some links, and enjoy! Math(s) Teachers at Play 87 Hello, and welcome to the 87th Edition of the monthly blog carnival “Math(s) Teachers at Play”. For those of you unaware, a … Continue reading Math Teachers at Play #87 via CavMaths →
Descending a rabbit hole of links prompted by a MeFi discussion (thanks, +David Eppstein) of Steven Pinker's essay on the curse of knowledge (thanks, +Jeff Erickson), I came across an article by Alistair Cockburn on a learning framework inspired by aikido called 'Shu-Ha-Ri'.In brief,In the Shu stage, you're a beginning learner trying to find one way to solve a problem. It doesn't matter that there might be multiple ways. The goal is to learn one path, and learn it well. In the