Sunday, December 16, 2012
The purpose of school (and what it should be)
This all changed when I became a math teacher and started to learn math from the "outside in*" and fall in love with it for the first time. (Just being good at something doesn't mean you love it.**) -to be continued.
*Baseball is good example of learning math from the outside in. My love of baseball inspired me to learn math since it was an intrinsic part of the fabric of the game.
**Terry Bradshaw Pittsburgh Steeler hall of fame quarterback with 4 super bowl rings was usually depressed before games and had anxiety attacks afterward. In the speeches he gives today Bradshaw invites audiences to think in new ways about sacrifice, pain, competition and adversity, while giving examples of how to focus the power of dreaming, thinking and strategizing towards goals and success.
Ihor is currently working on a book entitled "The Wannado Curriculum: Scenes from a Dynamic Math Classroom" which is scheduled to be out in 2013. This blog entry is from the initial draft of the book. Comments are most welcome.