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Palliative education

September 24, 2020

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Palliative is one of the vocab. words for teh folks reading _Brain on Fire._ This is the flip side of “yes, I can work with higher level content to teach — yes, I’m going to call them lower level skills. There is benefit to teaching the basic mathematical thinking, especially if we can get to […]

Forward, ho!!

September 21, 2020

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Found “pomodoro-tracker.com” and successfully *did* get about 40 minutes on Times Tables. Some of it was re-watching videos which … I really like. But oh, workin’ with students… **we need a low-stress, low-cost prep option.** Some of them do *not* need “acceleration,” but communication — and practice with independently navigating and owning learning. Some have […]

developmental ed article N + 1

March 19, 2020

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  Okay, okay, I’m technically not at work ’cause it’s 7:48 in my office.  The map of corona virus with circles… they shrank the circles today.  I guess they were overlapping.   Yesterday I successfully shopped for a few things at food coop  — I have soap and water on the bicycle.    Think I’m going […]

Articles N + 1, N+2, N+3

January 17, 2020

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Reading on the bus: Multiplication is for white people because I left the article about Florida on my desk. Descriptions of middle and high school classrooms where students are coloring…. makes me want to GET OUT THERE and shake things. (THe “Crayola Curriculum…” I suppose word searches are a full step ahead of this in […]

anticipation II

March 2, 2019

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Signed contract received yesterday (dated yesterday).   SO things could really actually get interesting soon 🙂 In the meantime … times tables!   And hte usual Saturday reading. From our Developmental Ed Council meeting, which was about the law being proposed to basically eliminate developmental education and put everybody into college level courses “with support.”   I didn’t […]

Thread 3

September 18, 2018

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Part 1         Part 2           Part 3   Part 4   Part 5   Part 6 So:   what is the current state of developmental education?   According to Hunter Boylan: “If the only thing that you are offering your students is a course in pre-algebra, then it is probably a remedial course. If […]

“Visual” math & devEd

December 6, 2017

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From my tweetworld:  I think this is an excellent idea:   present these potentially overwhelming streams of symbols in a way that helps the learner know what to look at.   (I also think we need to include practice reading stuff without that little crutch.) That said, it’s just a better-looking presentation of … symbols.   It doesn’t […]

access & success & reality cheques

October 1, 2015

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Today we had a meeting of our Developmental Education Council — except that to attend it meant leaving the 8 students studying for a math test to their own devices, and their own devices are what they’re trying to hone. So I saw parts of it… ducked out to answer questions (the meeting is just […]