Positive Norms to Encourage in the Math Classroom:
The Precise Relationship between Intelligence and Speed: There is none
I took the measure of the situation and came to the conclusion that rapidity doesn’t have a precise relationship to intelligence. What is important is to deeply understand things and their relations to each other. This is where intelligence lies.
Why the Common Core Makes Sense
Don’t succumb to hysterical fox-wing fear-mongering. The Core simply strives to advance students to a deeper understanding of mathematics, rather than rote memorization of algorithms. Dr. Jo Boaler from Stanford explains the how and why:
The Key to Success: Grit
In this excellent Ted Talk, Angela Lee Duckworth bluntly relays where we are in the science of education with regard to the single most important factor that determines success and achievement.
Suggestions for Making Math Real for your Elementary and Middle Schoolers
Here are some suggestions for things you can do to help your child with math outside of school…
Carol Dweck and the Growth Mindset
I have found new passion and joy in my own musical and artistic endeavors, and also have, I hope, become a better teacher in cultivating in my students a lifelong love of continual learning and determined practice on the road to discovery and success.
How to Increase Your Fluid Intelligence
How to Increase Your Fluid Intelligence: According to an article in the New York Times, the answer is to play n-back games every day. That sounds fun. I’m going to do it.
You can make yourself smarter.
Recent Book on Success Debunks Harmful Myths
The most harmful myth to achieving success, according to Matthew Sved in his recent book Bounce, is that geniuses are born rather than developed.