- I'm Brian. I attempt to teach mathematics to public high school students in the Bronx. These are my thoughts.
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Today a student in my class was brought to tears. She cried because of my teaching. Specifically, the problem-based, discussion-based learning that I’ve adopted has been troubling her. She said that she was lost and hasn’t learned anything so far … Continue reading
To build upon my experiences this summer at the Exeter Mathematics Institute and to improve the newfound problem-based classroom, yesterday I paid a visit to the renowned Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, New Hampshire. I observed six mathematics classrooms, had a … Continue reading
As a means of tracking the progress I make in my newfound problem-centered classroom, I’m posting some recent developments and thoughts. These notes are incredibly informal and far from polished. I’ve settled on assigning 5-6 problems for homework. When they … Continue reading
So I’m noticing a trend. it seems like every few years I have an epiphany that causes me to blow up my teaching and rethink what I’m doing in a major way. Case in point, six years ago I flipped my classroom and … Continue reading
For three and half days this week, I had the opportunity to participate in the Exeter Math Institute. It took place at the Spence School, an illustrious independent school on the upper east side. I’ve visited the school on a … Continue reading