My New Book

Our education model is broken. Despite the economic promise of and documented need for a bachelor’s degree: graduation rates are stagnant, achievement gaps are widening, and costs are bankrupting our kids. While Digital-technology has transformed work, our schools retain their 19th century form and function defined by medieval paper-technology. The problems confronting our schools are …

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My Favorite Teacher

Walt Hunter was a quiet man, slight and balding with a Great Plains accent. You might mark him as a teacher, but likely not the dynamic personality with a certain brashness that you would think of as a “favorite” teacher. He did not convince me to change my major from physics to chemistry even though …

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The Math Guys

Our good friend Larry Myatt, one of the great thinkers and leaders on the future of education, recently sent out a New Years greeting that featured What if Math. We are partnering with Larry on a number of exciting projects in 2020 that we will keep you informed of. Meanwhile, I want to introduce you …

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NCTM Nashville October 4, 2019

Exploring Mathematical Concepts with Dynamically Linked Multiple Representations Using Spreadsheets Fri, 10/4: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM 1448 Session 60 Minutes Music City Center Room: 207 AB Description How can we build multiple representations into teaching and learning activities? This can be a challenging task, but technology provides the means to do this effectively and …

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Black Hole

This picture made the front page of the New York Times this morning. It is not very often that a science experiment makes the headlines in a great newspaper, particularly above the fold. It is a thrilling discovery. “The First Image of a Black Hole.” The concept of black holes, hundred years old, came out …

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