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Blog by Peter Price of Professor Pete's ClassroomSun, 15 Jan 2017 07:14:37 +0000hourly1https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.1Comment on Teach Times Tables Without Apologies by Linda Pisano
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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:14:37 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7397#comment-59Good to hear your thoughts and advocacy for the different aspect of Math. The opportunity for professional reflection is not always available to me so you fill the gap well with these blogs
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Sun, 15 Jan 2017 06:53:24 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7606#comment-85I have been privileged to have enjoyed positive partnerships with families. Taking the time to get to know parents and work proactively with them in the learning journey is well worth the time it takes, particularly when you can see situations from the child’s & or the parent’s position. Extend the hand of compassion & patience. Make time to showcase and celebrate learning, inviting parents/extended family in. Offer workshops for parents to suit the working and nonworking parents because they’d like to know ‘what & how their child learns eg math strategies. Give feedback & always remind students that even if they don’t”get it YET”, with incremental steps good teaching,grit and practice goals will be achieved. Develop cheat sheets to support those who need them. Tell stories about when you found maths hard and any tricks or ways you used to cope. Declare the importance of maths & that its ok not to be great at maths just at the moment. Show students ways to manage mathematically in the mean time. Make maths fun and uphold the importance of number facts and mental maths strategies with out apology.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:00:52 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7606#comment-84Thanks for the comment, Caroline. Sorry to hear that parents have been giving you a hard time. Thankfully we all get positive comments also, which can encourage us to keep going. Hope you have a great break: not long to go till the end of the year now!
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:58:31 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7606#comment-83Thanks again, appreciate all your comments, Bob. Emotional regulation is so important on both sides, I agree. I find if I’m confident in my own professionalism and care for my students, when a parent goes off I figure it must be due to their own issues and other things in their life. At the school I teach at there was a parent the other day using the “F” word at teachers and staff about a minor incident involving his son. The reaction was so over the top and unreasonable, the staff didn’t have to take it personally as the guy plainly had much bigger issues going on.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:54:03 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7600#comment-80Thanks, Jacky. I appreciate the comment. I do try to balance my comments, so I’m pleased that that came across on the video.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:53:06 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7600#comment-79Thanks, Anastasia. Governments have a big role to play, of course, but I get frustrated when people who aren’t even educators get in positions of power and start ordering teachers about. Appreciate the comment.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:51:21 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7600#comment-78Thanks, Bob.
]]>Comment on Vlog Ep #04: Math-Anxious Parents Produce Anxious Kids Who Know Less Math (research report) by Peter Price
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:50:31 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7422#comment-69Absolutely. I feel very strongly about this topic: attitude towards the subject and towards one’s own ability to do math make a massive difference to a child’s results. Thanks again for commenting, Bob.
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Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:48:46 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7588#comment-73Thanks, Bob!
]]>Comment on Vlog Ep #10: Involving Parents in Their Children’s Math Education by Caroline Birnie
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 01:38:55 +0000https://profpete.com/?p=7606#comment-82I greatly enjoyed and fully agreed with your comments Peter. I, too, have become the parental chew toy teaching Math to senior secondary level. This came close to ending my career. I just want parents to constructively and proactively assist me to help achieve mutually agreeable outcomes for the students.
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