I chose to read this chapter because I thought the math part would be interesting. I am one of a few aides at JSR that can be put into math classes and actually handle the curriculum! As I read about math anxiety, traits, and teachers it brought me back to my days of teaching Every Day Math. I really like the program. I like the way, that finally!, a math program actually taught the WHY to all these algorithms and not just, “do it this way because I said.” I work with many math teachers now that are like that – just teach the rule and the students will be fine. And talk about differentiation! How many ways can we now perform all operations? That means all students can find their way of getting to the right answer and actually understand why. What a great concept! The program never said we had to be experts at all algorithms – just learn them to find what fits. The chapter lost me, though, when it started talking about meeting the needs of the Feeling student J I am a thinking teacher and I know I struggle with remembering that the Feeling students need to know that I like them and that they need immediate feedback that’s positive – especially in math. And now the textbook says I have to connect math to helping people (p. 139). What’s next? We all hold hands and sing Kum ba yah? Hahehaheha ~ISTJ signing off . . .
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