Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 16

Struggling with struggling…

There are lots of things that I’d like to teach kids besides how to complete the square or graph an exponential function.  Here’s what I’m thinking about right now… How do I help kids be “ok” with struggling and (even better) see the value in the struggle? I teach some incredibly gifted kids in Algebra …

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Oct 06

Exploring the MTBoS

The MathTwitterBlogosphere has been so helpful and inspirational to me that I really wanted to try to give back and participate a little in the challenges over the next few weeks.  I don’t promise to be inspirational or even good – just to make an effort to participate!  If you’d like to participate – check …

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Oct 05

Frustration….

So, to be clear, I love what I do!  But, as with any job or calling or even hobby, sometimes you get frustrated.  This was one of those weeks. I teach two different “levels” of the same course – Algebra 2 academic and Algebra 2 honors.  As you can imagine, the academic level is for …

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