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Deeper Learning Digest: How Not to Stink at Math

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August 01, 2014 12:56 pm

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On the heels of The New York Times article, “Why Americans Stink at Math,” The Alliance’s Senior Fellow Robert Rothman suggests that teacher collaboration is the key to ‘How Not to Stink at Math.” Learning Deeply

Monica Martinez, author of “Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century,” asks readers to consider a community where learners come first in this blog post; A learning environment with emphasis on informal social relations, collaboration, and participation, not hierarchy and regulation. Learning Deeply

Vince Bertram, president and CEO of Project Lead the Way, discusses how we can foster an entrepreneurial mindset in our children from an early age – both at home and in the classroom – through nurturing their natural curiosity and characteristics such as risk taking, persistence and problem solving. The Huffington Post

What’s a transformational teacher?  They are the kind of instructors who are actively engaged with students – helping to develop their knowledge and skills, critical thinking, higher order skills, and communication. Edutopia

A research project finds that an online community provides effective professional development to enable teachers to teach AP classes in greater depth. Learning Deeply

In Berkeley, CA a private, non-profit middle school called the East Bay School for Boys is trying to reimagine what it means to build confident young men, engaging students in hands on work aimed at fostering creativity and resilience. NPR

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