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Why isn’t there more publicprivate collaboration?
Definitively, I can’t say much about the success of my problembased learning this year. Mainly because I’m still trying to figure out what the heck I’m doing. Because of my ineptitude with the PBL structure I’ve adopted, naturally, I am … Continue reading
Posted in school, collaboration, PBL
Tagged horace mann, phillips exeter, private school, public school
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My experience at Phillips Exeter Academy
To build upon my experiences this summer at the Exeter Mathematics Institute and to improve the newfound problembased 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
Posted in mathematics, reflection, school
Tagged exeter, exeter math, new hampshire, phillips exeter
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The need for estimation and the estimation wall
For the last few months, I’ve really been buying into the power of estimation. It has changed how I teach in a dramatic way. Let me set the stage. In December, I gave my students this problem on a checkpoint: … Continue reading