Monthly Archives: August 2020

Misunderstandings about Understanding in Math

Barry Garelick has produced a very informative evidence-supported instructional practice presentation called Misunderstandings about Understanding for researchED‘s August 2020 Virtual Event. researchED provides this as a brief intro to the presentation: “The issue of balance between procedural fluency and conceptual … Continue reading

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Real Math Teaching and Good Testing Works for All Students

This is a guest post by Ted Nutting. I’m a retired Seattle mathematics teacher.  I’m alarmed by the proposals to address racial bias in our schools by doubling down on “inquiry-based learning” and by doing away with standardized tests.  These … Continue reading

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Wellbeing Checks or Privacy Intrusions?

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Is our education system exhibiting signs of serious mission creep?  At what point has the mission shifted from providing a knowledge-based academic education to conducting wellbeing checks and collecting a wide range of data?  The Tennessee Department of Education appears … Continue reading

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