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The real reason why the US is falling behind in math - Opinion - The Boston Globe - 0 views

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    If my seatmate on an airplane asks me what I do for a living, I tell the truth: I'm a mathematician. This generally triggers one of two responses. Either I'm told that I must be brilliant . . . or I hear about the person's inability to balance a checkbook. The truth is, I'm not brilliant, just persistent, and I hate balancing my checkbook. Both responses, however, point to a fundamental misunderstanding about what mathematics is supposed to do and its current - and unfortunate - trajectory in American education.
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Slowing Down to Learn: Mindful Pauses That Can Help Student Engagement | MindShift - 0 views

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    Inserting longer pauses throughout classroom instruction time can help students and educators open up to greater possibilities.
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    Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) capture the knowledge, skills, and experience from many teachers to improve student learning and to enhance teacher and organizational effectiveness. Here are five keys to setting up a PLC to be successful.
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