…we must create a culture of inquiry, curiosity, imagination, and patient problem solving. … More What Is the Purpose of Education?
“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” ― Stephen R. Covey I am going to make a bold assertion. But not just yet. Let’s lay a foundation first. The Utah Educational Leadership Standards make clear the school leader’s responsibility to lead … More Trust as an Essential Component of a Positive School Climate
I love hearing Success Stories and this is one of the best. I was reading my email on Monday (just like every day) and was blown out of the water by the e-mail I got from Karen Oliver, a teacher in Utah. As background, I offered Jo Boaler’s MOOC called How to Learn Math for … More Success Stories
Many of you (some of you? Maybe just one of you?) have heard me talk about and/or use one of Dan Meyer’s 3-Act Math Tasks (see them here: http://tinyurl.com/crjulum ). I love those tasks, but most of them are for secondary school math. Well, when I was in Atlanta in October I met Graham Fletcher, … More Elementary 3-Act Math Tasks
Our country has a problem with math. Too many people say they are no good at it, were never any good at it, and never will be any good at it. One study, done by Marilyn Burns of Math Solutions, suggested that about 2/3 of American adults have some kind of math phobia. (Math: An … More All Students Can Learn Mathematics At a High Level
One more announcement before the big first post of the New Era of Elementary Mathematics Newsletter Blogging Renaissance: The Utah Core State Standards in Elementary Mathematics have been under a revision process for the last year. They have now been released for a 90-day review. Go to http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/mathelem/Revision.aspx for more information and to give your feedback. There … More Revised Utah Core State Standards in Elementary Mathematics
Apology: To those of you who followed this blog in the past: my abject and sincere apology. I have only posted once in the last 18 months. I got many comments from teachers in my travels around the state that they read the blog, they enjoyed the blog, and they learned from the blog. And … More Apology and Announcement