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Two points need to be addressed when claiming that a particular notion is a myth. Firstly, people need to believe the notion. Secondly, it must be false, otherwise it is not a myth. Daisy Christodo...
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I have slept only scattered hours, eaten only bits of eraser and pencil shavings.
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"Can Khan Academy's Free SAT Prep Level the Playing Field?"

That's the plan!
It’s a radically democratic reboot of the test-prep industry, which up until now reserved its advantages for people who could afford their pricey tutorials.
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I was a little perturbed to see the following tweet from celebrity maths teacher Dan Meyer in a thread that I was following: John Sweller is one of my PhD supervisors. Although I would never attemp...
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I raved for a minute on Twitter last week about this New York Times article. You should read it (play it? experience it?) and then come back so I can explain why it's what math curriculum could and...
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From +Michael Pershan's new blog.

Maybe I’m wrong, but this doesn’t sound so different to me from the classroom imagined by opponents of direct instruction.

Makes sense to me.
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I'm reminded more and more lately that people are, in general, very poor judges of what's really going on in their own minds.
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I asked a class of fourth graders to figure out the answer to 99 + 17 in their heads. In this post, I describe why I chose that problem, include a video of how
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It may seem obvious, but many people don’t actually get what fully guided instruction is. They conflate it with lectures . . .

Fully guided instruction, although the most effective approach for novice learners, is not as effective for those who already have considerable expertise within the given domain. We reach a point where the effectiveness reverses and solving problems becomes a more effective way to learn.
I was a little perturbed to see the following tweet from celebrity maths teacher Dan Meyer in a thread that I was following: John Sweller is one of my PhD supervisors. Although I would never attemp...
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+Michael Pershan +Raymond Johnson Your wrestling with the messy ed research is one reason I like reading you both!  : )
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Education
  • Loyola Marymount University
    1995 - 1999
  • Wichita State University
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Math curriculum designer, arteest.
Introduction
Josh has worked as an author, program designer, researcher, editor, and tutor in mathematics education for nearly 2 decades.

He currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA, and blogs every so often at Text Savvy.
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Proud "software amateur" gradually becoming an edtech expert.
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Freelance Curriculum Designer, Mathematics
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K-12 mathematics textbook writing and editing, instruction concept design, Javascript, HTML5, CSS3
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  • Houghton Mifflin-Harcourt
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December 9, 1975
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