Category Archives: teaching

Saying Something

I said nothing to my students this week about the election outcome. I just had no idea what to say. I was (and am) a strong supporter of Hillary Clinton. I know that many of my students and colleagues were … Continue reading

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Writer’s Blargh (prompts for student writing, prompted by my own writer’s block)

Sometimes I love writing. Sometimes I hate everything I write: mathematical, recreational, shopping lists—sometimes all the words I produce just seem icky. Writer’s block is not something that should matter in math life, right? It’s not adder-and-subtractor block! Alas, I … Continue reading

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I’ve got my mindset on you, growth.

Last week Sara brought up growth mindset as an important part of talking to students dealing math anxiety and insecurity. When I first heard the phrase a few months ago, I thought it was maybe some hokey visualization mantra for … Continue reading

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