“Yo, Ms. Emmett! I don’t get this yet.”
When thinking of your classroom, you may not envision your students speaking to you in this way. But, maybe you should.
During the summer of 1999, I attended the Marilyn Burn’s Math Solution Institute near Dallas, Texas. While I don’t recall all that I learned there, two little points stuck with me and have shaped my thoughts on student achievement. Surprisingly, they weren’t about math. They were about student motivation.