Calling Out the Brilliance of ALL Students

December 2, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Susan Finn No comments

“If we’re committed to the success of every child, we must acknowledge the uneven playing field that exists for many: ELLs, students with special needs, children experiencing trauma or relentless poverty, and students of color who confront unconscious biases about their capacity. Walking toward equity will help us to create inclusive, 21st-century classrooms.” – Safir, […]

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My Journey to Ecuador 2018.

November 11, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
My Journey to Ecuador 2018Math Team for the Galápagos Conservancy San Cristóbal, GalápagosHope of Bastión School, Guayaquil, Ecuador USA Today published an article “Teaching: A crisis in Perspective.” There is a distinct contrast between their finding “that teachers are worried about more than money. They feel misunderstood, unheard and, above all, disrespected” versus the primary sentiments expressed by the [...]
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High-Stakes Testing and Accountability – Is It working?

September 24, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments
“Where are the waves of students now arriving on college campuses super-prepared? Where are the businesses proclaiming that today’s grads are the most awesome in history? Where is the increase in citizens with great-paying jobs? Where are any visible signs that the test-based accountability system has worked?” -  Peter Green, Forbes, September 2018A provocative quote [...]
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Teach students in light of who they are, not in spite of who they are.

April 12, 2018 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Looney Math Consulting No comments

These are powerful words that I heard when attending the Teachers Development Group annual math professional development conference in Portland, Oregon.This has become my mantra. These words are desperately needed in the current political and educational climate. As educators of mathematics, we are uniquely positioned to disrupt and challenge the status quo and to provide […]

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