Q: What are We all About? A: The WHOLE Person
For true ENGAGEMENT to manifest there MUST be interest and enthusiasm of some sort. One must feel safe to be vulnerable in expressing ideas and rationale. One must feel supported rather than isolated. All of these types of emotional needs MUST be met for deep learning which results in understating to occur. Nothing is worse than "learning" something, but not being able to apply it effectively. Equally, not knowing what use the things one is "learning" has in the real world beyond school leaves us with little motivation to truly engage rigorously.
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Gregory L. Taylor, Ed.D.
The emerging understandings from recent developments in this field have radically changed our understandings of learning and memory. Some of the recommended sources for more detail in this area include:
Carol Dweck, Ph.D.
Eric Jensen, Ph.D.
Jo Boaler, Ph.D.
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
Our understandings are key to our success in any field... math is no exception. Math is a social activity when understanding is the goal. Immersion and discussion yield deep understanding and synthesis knowledge. Some of the recommended sources for more detail in this area include:
Jo Boaler, Ph.D.
Jay McTighe, Ph.D.
Dan Meyers, Ph.D.
Robert Kaplinsky, M.Ed.
When humanity is denied or ignored, blockages to success are inevitable and detrimental. This may be the most ignored blind spot in our educational practices today. Humans ALL learn in the ways Humans learn... through engagement and exploration. Some of the recommended sources for more detail in this area include:
Daniel Pink, J.D.
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.