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This is a great article. I

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This is a great article. I work with students at our local Boys and Girls Club. I am always seeking ways to integrate their content with their personal experience. Clearly, most children do not have the personal reference points to fully process and understand the information they are expected to learn. Finding opportunities to prompt the exploration of EF is critical to help make meaningful connections between what is being covered instructionally and how it relates to the student personally and socially. It also gives them the tools to continue processing information and experiences in this fashion on their own. It is all about empowering achievement. Thanks again!

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Hi Carisa, Having taught

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Hi Carisa,
Having taught middle school math for 5 years, I have written about ideas for linking neuroscience to mathematics, including my last book. You can link to any of these free links and if you go to the actual book link on ASCD you can link to several free chapters.
Video interview about Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results, ASCD author interviews
http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Books/Overview/Learning-to-Love-Math.as...
Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results http://www.ascd.org/Publications/Books/Overview/Learning-to-Love-Math.aspx

Why Writing Is Crucial for Math and Science Why Writing Is Crucial to STEM
http://edge.ascd.org/_Why-Writing-Is-Crucial-to-STEM/blog/4000687/127586...

It’s About Me! Not Just Someone Else’s Science and Math Writing across the Curriculum http://EDge .ascd.org/_Its-About-Me-Not-Just-Someone-Elses-Science-and-Math/blog/4276886/127586.html?b=

Education Week: 'Math Anxiety' Explored in Studies: Researchers Probe Causes of Math Anxiety. Published Online: May 16, 2011.
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2011/05/18/31math_ep.h30.html?qs=math+...

Comparing Fractions: A R.A.D. Lesson for Second Grade Math By Malana Willis
http://EDge .ascd.org/_Comparing-Fractions-A-RAD-Lesson-for-Second-Grade-Math-By-Malana-Willis/blog/2554993/127586.html

Lots more frree links to my articles, webinars, and videos via my website www.RADTeach.com
Keep igniting,
Judy

Keep igniting,
Judy

Middle School Math Student Teacher

These strategies seem to be

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These strategies seem to be easily applicable to an English or history class, however, I can only think of ways to use prioritizing and organizing time, thoughts, and actions for a math classroom. Both would be in reference to a project. I'd love additional ideas for applying these concepts to math.

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