How can we make science fun and cultivate our students’ passion for discovery? It comes down to the two parts of a single idea: "WE can spend more TIME."
When was the last time you got stuck—I mean really STUCK—on a problem? Instead of being able to bring your mental muscles to bear on the challenge, did your mind feel tired or fatigued or just plain empty?
Today, students’ lives are steeped with technology in all its shapes and sizes and forms. If we wish to understand our, we must not only understand that mindset, but embrace it.
As educators, we are accustomed to seeing our students get anxious on occasion—it’s a normal, healthy reaction to being asked to perform. It gives students that jolt of adrenaline that drives them forward. Some take a breath and work through the feelings, and some need a bit more coaching. Some experience tears, but with a bit of one-on-one help and caring, they can experience great success and learn how to overcome their perceived limits. What about when that anxiety becomes a debilitating impediment to success, such as with true math anxiety?