Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

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Amusing, interesting, and provocative comments from the field of education

"As the teacher, it is my responsibility to set the tone for what is acceptable. It is important for me to establish a classroom culture early in the year where mistakes are not only okay but also encouraged as a critical part of the learning process."

- Shelby Strong, middle level math teacher, "Communicating in the Math Classroom: Part 3" on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics blog, Mathematics: Teaching in the Middle School.

"I suggest we look at the way pre-school age children learn. When a child takes a first step and falls, we don't give a poor grade for walking, we encourage the child to try again... The way we teach these youngsters is to encourage effort, rather than measure achievement. Effort comes before achievement."

- Richard Curwin, Ed.D., author and former 7th grade teacher, in his book, Motivating Students Left Behind: Practical Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Your Most Difficult Students (Discipline Associates, 2006). …

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