The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

“Ethno-mathematics” And Connecting Math To Culture

“Ethnomathematics falls under the same umbrella as culturally responsive math instruction. Experts say that teaching math this way requires teachers to get to know their students and create a learning environment where students can connect to math concepts. It involves developing lessons that reveal the math in everyday activities, like skateboarding, braiding and weaving. It […]

The Number Of Male Applicants To College Is Declining

“The number of men enrolled in college nationwide has dropped by more than 157,000, or almost 6 percent, in just the last five years, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The proportion of college students who are men is now a record-low 41 percent, the U.S. Department of Education says.”

“More Schools Say Yes To Team Teaching”

““Educators working in these models — their feeling of isolation is lower,” Maddin said. “Special educators in particular are way more satisfied. They feel like they’re having a greater impact.””


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Peter Nilsson


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