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November 2, 2018

"For the most part most school math problems force children from young to think about trivialized situations where, to be honest, math makes no practical sense."

It seems I've been on a tear lately about the kind of ‘petty’ that school math problems foster. For the most...

April 16, 2018

Sometimes Culturally responsive teaching gets lost in what math reformers promote as 'good teaching'. If you believe that you will miss it...It wasn't until I began to look 'away' from the school and really into the communities themselves where I be...

March 28, 2018

They lived in two worlds -- I began to see both. In one world they were polite, passive learners of a carefully organized lesson structure...In the 'real' world - theirs - they were engaged, active, critical agents...

February 21, 2018

Recently, 2018 Bermuda budget increases to education have pointed to focus on teacher training. After several consecutive years of little to no professional development monies, or on/off/stop/go/partial efforts, any emphasis on teacher training is welcomed. Yet, as I h...

February 21, 2018

"I left her office feeling nothing but shame because of my gender. No one encouraged me in STEM. I was seen as just a black girl who happened to outperform her peers." - 'Cassandra'

No story has been more impactful on me than Cassandra's story - number 11 on my personal...