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Nigel Coutts

A Conceptual approach to Big Understandings and Mathematical Confidence - The Learner's... - 0 views

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    This traditional pedagogy results in students developing a negative attitude towards mathematics. Many develop a mathematical phobia and believe that they are not a "maths person". When confronted by challenging mathematics they retreat and have no or only poor strategies with which to approach new ideas. This all leads to a decline in the number of students pursuing mathematical learning beyond the years where it is compulsory. Fortunately there is a growing body of research that shows there is a better way. 
Debi Griggs

Teaching with Confidence: Advice for New Faculty | Faculty Focus - 2 views

  • sources of that confidence. It starts with a clear-eyed examination of why you teach
  • Teachers of any age will enter the class with confidence and poise if they are there for important reasons. It’s good to regularly revisit yours
  • You teach with confidence when you know the ingredients and components of effective instruction
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  • enthusiastic
  • engage students
  • concerned about your students
  • You teach with confidence when you listen to what students have to say about your teaching and their learning
  • You aren’t making assumptions about what they know, you aren’t pontificating about what they should know, you are dealing with what they do know and building onto that what they need to know.
  • Confidence grows when you understand what’s happening in class
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    Ideas about teaching with confidence. Also connects to the concept of "caring."
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