Category Archives: Professional Development

Some Suggestions for Math Technology Professional Development

Demonstrating TinkerPlots at NCTM 2012I have been really focused on math technology professional development lately, which makes sense of course, since that's what I do for a living. But after last week's NCSM and NCTM conferences (see Karen Coe's recent post), … Continue Reading ››

Preparing Cooperative Teachers in a Competitive World

Ben Franklin's Statue on the Campus of the University of Pennsylvania
Penn campus scene: Adam Jones, www.flickr.com/photos/adam_jones/
I am troubled. Today is the first day of teaching my spring semester course, “Advanced Methods in Secondary Mathematics,” for my preservice master’s students. The … Continue Reading ››

Spreading the education love…

Jim spoke in his previous post "All You Need Is Love" about enriching student learning experiences. According to Jim:
"Standards and curriculum define “the space between a student and a teacher” but they do not enrich this space.  This space is enriched by a teacher’s tireless preparation, their never-ending quest to learn more about how … Continue Reading ››