Category Archives: Education Policy

Teachers—Walk a Mile in their Classroom

I was lucky enough this past week to visit some classrooms and see teachers using Sketchpad in various ways. It's been seven years since I was in the classroom myself, so for me it was like coming home. It brought back a lot of great memories, though also some reminders … Continue Reading ››

Can’t we all just get along? Or, at least talk?

In one of my earliest blog entries I tried to make the case that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) could open up a dialogue among teachers that rarely occurs today. The analogy I used was how the Advanced Placement community of teachers thrives partly because of the common language and … Continue Reading ››

Statistics For All

In my daily search for math news, I found this great clip from TED from 2009 by Arthur Benjamin. The overall message from Professor Benjamin is that calculus shouldn't be the pinnacle of high school math courses that we push all students to strive for, but rather statistics and probability should be the 'mecca' of high … Continue Reading ››