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Christopher Lister
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Educator working in British Columbia, Canada. Looking to collaborate, learn, and share with other educational professionals worldwide.
Educator working in British Columbia, Canada. Looking to collaborate, learn, and share with other educational professionals worldwide.

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"When mathematics is taught with an attitude of elitism, and it is held up as being harder than other subjects and suitable only for the gifted few, a tiny subset of those who could achieve in mathematics—and the scientific subjects which require mathematics—do so." from "Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching" by Jo Boaler, Carol Dweck
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Looking to connect with 9-11 year olds in New Zealand for #mysteryskype

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"One of the very best things we can do for students is to help them develop mathematical mindsets, whereby they believe that mathematics is about thinking, sense making, big ideas, and connections—not about the memorization of methods." from "Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching" by Jo Boaler, Carol Dweck
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"If we want students to be making mistakes, we need to give them challenging work that will be difficult for them, that will prompt disequilibrium." from "Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching" by Jo Boaler, Carol Dweck
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A reason to reduce the number of subjects taught and learning standards covered? #modernlearners #whatisschool +EDCHAT®

"If you learn something deeply, the synaptic activity will create lasting connections in your brain, forming structural pathways, but if you visit an idea only once or in a superficial way, the synaptic connections can “wash away” like pathways made in the sand." from "Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching" by Jo Boaler, Carol Dweck
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"Allowing schools to tailor learning and its priorities to the cultural sensitivities of their communities, and of the individual, is key to developing in students a true, intrinsic motivation to learn." from "A Learner's Paradise: How New Zealand Is Reimagining Education" by Richard Wells
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Resonates with me: "The best professional development comes from reflecting on one’s own practice and applying measurable challenges to one’s own teaching." from "A Learner's Paradise: How New Zealand Is Reimagining Education" by Richard Wells
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Resonates with me with respects to my own practice right now. Very useful article #edchat  #bced
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Interesting article from @guardian newspaper on the relevance of school curricula #edchat #whatisschool
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