The 21st century has seen some major upheavals in terms of education. Schools have strayed from teaching content and headed towards teaching core competencies, like critical thinking and self-regulation. Teaching for understanding is now favoured over drill and kill, which some say led to mastery in the past. Instruction is no longer directed by the … Continue reading What does it take to become a talented mathematician?
Report card season! Now, as a math coordinator, I don’t write report cards myself, so how do I know it is report card season? Because this is the time of year, when parents start to panic about their child’s performance and race to school to find out: what can I do at home to support … Continue reading Tis the season!
I once had a friend who was obsessed with U2 to the point of ridiculousnous. If she saw Bono on TV, she would scream and tell everyone to be quiet so we wouldn’t ruin the opportunity for her to hear him sweat, like that was even possible! When her husband bought her concert tickets for … Continue reading My American Idol (although she’s British)