NebraskaMATH Newsletter - February 2014

Growth mindset and common core

From Cindy Bryant's blogFor many years, intelligence was thought to be static (fixed) and could not be altered. Informal research has shown students believe this when it comes to thinking about their mathematics intelligence. But psychologists now have found aspects of intelligence can be altered. Continue reading…

The 2013 Condition of STEM report

This report reviews the 2013 graduating class in the context of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)-related fields to determine student interest levels in specific STEM fields and readiness in math and science. Continue reading…

'What I am learning as a teacher in Finland'

Tim WalkerTim Walker: "Just a few months ago, my family and I moved from Boston to Helsinki, Finland. I'm definitely experiencing classroom shock -- a shifting of my pedagogical mindset -- as I settle into my new job as a 5th grade teacher at a Finnish public school." Continue reading…

Ways to handle late work, from Mindsteps

Mindsteps started searching for root causes as to why some of a teacher's students weren't doing their homework each night. As we were working with Jill, we noticed something else. The process Jill was using to chase down students who hadn't turned in their homework was really quite clunky. Continue reading…

Originally published February 13, 2014 - Submit an Item