Fox News and CNN recently ran almost simultaneous specials on education in America. Both programs came to the same, and in my eyes simply obvious, conclusion. To borrow from Clinton’s catch-phrase: It’s the teacher, stupid! As with everything else in life, people make the difference. Process, policies, and technology will always be secondary to a [...]
Inessa on whether students’ scores should be discussed publicly. This column first appeared in The Jewish Advocate:
Face up or face down?
Yesterday I read an article in the Washington Post discussing the movement in some states toward making Algebra II mandatory. I found the article via Get Schooled blog post at Atlantic Journal-Constitution. Below is my comment on the issue.
America is the country that really believes in numbers. Students are not performing [...]
A couple of weeks ago an article on The Fordham Institute page positively commented on the results of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). They wrote:
Among the findings:
In raw numbers, the U.S. produces many more high-achieving students than any other OECD nation—more high-achievers than France, Germany, and the UK combined [...]
A couple of weeks ago I gave a test to my math class. Every lesson I give my students a short 20 min accumulative quiz on everything we have learned since the first lesson of the school year. Instead of teaching a topic, testing it, and putting it to rest, we, at Russian School of Mathematics, continue testing on old material along with the new throughout the entire school year. We call this spiral learning.
I’m a founder, principal and CEO of Russian School of Mathematics. I’m a math teacher, and above all I’m a mom. On these pages I will log stories of my continuing journey into the world of math education and beyond.
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