Sunday, February 5, 2012

Green over Blue

It's a simple excursion: searching for video online to help my students understand rational exponents. It has taken me over an hour and a half to find relevant help for one particular lesson from our University of Chicago School Mathematics Project text. Q: Is it worth the time? A: Unequivocally if it helps even one student understand this crap. Absolutely. 
Those of you who don't teach may or may not have ever had the inner satisfaction of a scholar, after questing, listening, wondering; finally has the facial expression relax and then releases an 'ahhh...'. Amongst our peers we call it the 'aha moment' and nothing in all we do compares. Administrators administrate, counselors counsel, lawers law, plumbers plumb, doctors doc, but those of us who work with kids every day LIVE for that aha moment (and, often, the weekend, yes).
Michigan - Michigan State to-day at 1:00.

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