Using Jilk’s (2016) “It was smart when…” statement to name and notice students’ mathematical strengths

For a while now, you've read about the Rights of the Learner (RotL) (1 2 3 4) and how it can help push students' ideas/voices/thinking to the forefront.  Students who exercise their rights to learn see that ALL of their ideas are valuable and can make a contribution to the classroom.  But other than encouraging …

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The Case of the Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda (SCW) Moments… Teacher Educator Edition

It's nearing the end of the semester and I am having a case of the "Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda" (SCW).  And I know why. I set myself up for it each semester. My husband knows that at the start of each semester, I am literally a nervous wreck. I stress out about every little detail about …