Gary Wooller

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Why Writing About Math Is The Best Part Of Common Core

One of the few things that unites Americans across the political spectrum in this age of partisan polarization is disdain for modern math instruction. From the far left to the far right, you can find people of every political persuasion who are happy to denounce “Common Core” math. Their reasons …

Mathematics

The 7 Most Important STEM Skills We Should Be Teaching Our Kids

Just what skills do students need today to succeed in the future? We asked 7 leaders in STEM education what they think classroom teachers should …

Education

What Do I Tell My Son Who Wants To Become A Teacher?

We are in an era when public education is increasing not being valued.<p>My son is a college freshman studying to be a teacher. While I may be a little biased, he is smart, talented, and he loves working with young people. He spent his winter break volunteering his time to work with middle school …

Education

Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future | Joe Ruhl | TEDxLafayette

Mathematics and medicine: Sabina Alistar at TEDxBucharest

Why Learn Algebra?

<b>"Why study algebra?" If you're a parent, it's a question that you will no doubt hear as your children study the subject. If you're a student, it is a</b> …

Mathematics

Real Life Applications of Algebra Objectives

Too often students think of algebra as an abstract topic completely disconnected from the real world. This may in part be attributed to the way in …

Mathematics

Teacher's Guide To Coping With Stress Is The Reading We All Need

Which five things can you start doing today?<p>All students literally everyone could use a list like this.<p>Alina Ramirez, a high school senior in Oxnard, California, tweeted a photo showing a list of “101 ways to cope with stress” on Sept 2., writing that her psychology teacher handed out the guide to …

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Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

One of the biggest takeaways: Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Since it began in 1971, the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth (SMPY) has tracked 5,000 of the smartest the children in America — the top 1%, 0.1%, and even 0.01% of all …

Algebra the Fun and Easy Way: Hands-On Equations

To Make Algebra Fun, Rethink The Problem

For most people, the word "algebra" conjures classroom memories of Xs and Ys. <i>Weekend Edition</i>'s math guy, Keith Devlin, says that's because most schools do a terrible job of teaching it. He talks with host Scott Simon about what algebra really is. Plus, Devlin explains how algebra took off in …

Why Survivor Algebra?

<b>(last revised in 2007 by Coolmath Karen)</b><p>This all started 7 years ago... I’d been teaching community college math for 9 years… Up until that time, …

Pedagogy

10 DEVELOPING PROFICIENCY IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS

Page 369<p><b>Suggested Citation:</b>"10 DEVELOPING PROFICIENCY IN TEACHING MATHEMATICS." National Research Council. 2001. <i>Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn</i> …

Orienting Students for Math

'Tis the season for orienting.<p>Around the country students and families are nervously walking into and through school buildings on "new student …

Pedagogy

Wacom's digital notepads take you halfway to a Yoga Book

Just tape a tablet to the top for the rest<p>One of the most interesting bits of tech at IFA this year has been the digital notepad feature of Lenovo's Yoga Book. Slip a pad of paper onto the touch panel, start drawing with Lenovo's pen (using real ink!), and your analog scribbles will be immediately …

What Is Class Culture? A Deep Look

What is class culture?<p>We all want to build a positive classroom culture. But sometimes it can seem so elusive! This Deep Dive is here to help you …

Teaching

2016 Election Forecast | FiveThirtyEight

We update our forecast with new polls as they are released. Here are the polls we added in each update. So far we’ve collected 4,208 state and …

A User’s Guide To FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 General Election Forecast

We’ve just launched FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 general election forecast, which projects how the 538 Electoral College votes could break down in the …

The underutilized potential of teacher-to-parent communication: Evidence from a field experiment

Abstract<p>Parental involvement is correlated with student performance, though the causal relationship is less well established. This experiment …

6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

Share One Word<p>Ask students to share one word about how they are feeling that day. It can be in general, about a new project, or about something that …

Solving Student Problems as a Community

How It's Done<p>Make Time in Your Master Schedule<p>The first step for any school aspiring to foster a problem-solving culture is having its leaders commit …

Pedagogy

What the Heck Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

Teachers who use inquiry-based learning combat the “dunno” -- a chronic problem in student engagement.<p>Let’s face it, when you ask a student something …

Pedagogy

Can You See What Your Students Are Thinking?

Teaching tips and instructional strategies flood teacher professional learning sites and blogs, responding to the continuous need to better engage …

Teaching

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls

Erin Sawyer Contributor<p>Erin Sawyer is a member of the Hope Street Group network and an automotive and technology exec, most recently working at Tesla Motors.<p>A recent report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) took a comprehensive look at gender differences in …

Researchers from Harvard and Bristol found a way to improve a kid’s math skills for only $10 a year

Twenty years of research shows that getting parents involved with their children’s education is one of the most effective ways (pdf) to raise student achievement. Figuring out how to motivate parents to get involved has proven to be a far more complex problem.<p>A huge new study, just completed in …

Education

Advisory: 22 Ways to Build Relationships for Educational Success

Relationships are the hub of advisory. Students stay with the same peer group of about 15 students -- as well as the same advisor -- throughout all …

Teaching

The Mathematical Hamilton Parody You Never Knew You Needed

A few years ago, a hip-hop musical about the founder of our financial system seemed laughable. But creative genius Lin-Manuel Miranda showed us all …

Want To Address Teachers' Biases? First, Talk About Race

As Ayana Coles gazes at the 20 teachers gathered in her classroom, she knows the conversation could get uncomfortable. And she's prepared.<p>"We are going to experience discomfort — well, we may or may not experience it — but if we have it that's OK," says Coles, a third-grade teacher at Eagle Creek …

Teaching

Why You Should Ignore Difficult Students The First Week Of School

By onJuly 16, 2016<p>No, you’re not going to ignore their misbehavior.<p>It’s just that . . . well, let’s back up a little.<p>When you first receive your …

Teaching