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Archive for March 11th, 2011

An 8.9 Earthquake Shakes Japan… How should we talk about it with the students?

Friday, March 11th, 2011

As a devastating earthquake hit Japan (8.9 on the Richter scale), I would like to express my heartfelt sorrow and concern for the people in affected regions. Many students in Vancouver and all over the world will be affected by it either directly or indirectly. As much as this event is extremely scary (and many […]

Excellence in Elementary Mathematics Teaching: A Case of Mary Holland

Friday, March 11th, 2011

It is an interesting video clip and it is relevant to our elementary teachers too. Notice how one person can make a difference for her students and for the new teachers in her school. Notice, how she describes how poorly the new teachers are prepared and how she helps new teachers with the content, pedagogy […]

Teacher Education Matters: A Study of Middle School Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Six Countries

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Today I happened to stumble across a very interesting new book by the authors of TIMSS Study (Third International Mathematics an Science Study):  Teacher Education Matters A Study of Middle School Mathematics Teacher Preparation in Six Countries by William H. Schmidt, Sigrid Blömeke, and Maria Teresa Tatto, Pub Date: January 2011, 352 pages. In their […]

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