On Valentine’s Day, many people send cards, candy, or flowers to show their love for others. While these sentiments are thoughtful, do they really get to the heart of the holiday?
“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.