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Damon Whitten
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Stolen from Tim Ferris “Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that ...
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How to get the most out of mathematical problems I had the privilege of speaking at the He Taunga Waka Wananga/Fono last week. It was a fantastically run conference attended by a great group of people and lots of thought provoking speakers. Boy, there are l...
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A recent talk at Skills Highway I was asked to make a brief presentation to the workplace literacy and numeracy sector several weeks ago. This was organised by the amazing team at Skills Highway. A big thank you for inviting me. It was attended by a great g...
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Teaching/learning maths at home Someone asked if I would post this again.  A little long but probably still worth a look. A spelling version in the works. Might take a while due to workload but it'll be worth it when it finally hits the screens!
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The difference in maths
achievement scores can be attributed to strategy use I'm not
sure if anyone has noticed, but New Zealand has a growing mathematics problem.
We are not getting better, despite significant increase in emphasis and
funding. Poor mathema...
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The difference in maths achievement scores can by attributed to strategy use I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but New Zealand has a growing mathematics problem. We are not getting better, despite significant increase in emphasis and funding. Poor mathema...
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The difference in maths achievement scores can by attributed to strategy use I'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but New Zealand has a growing mathematics problem. We are not getting better, despite significant increase in emphasis and funding. Poor mathema...
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Mythologysing the 'Aha' moment I've spent the last few weeks working through some data I collected on learners' beliefs about quick learning.  Here is a brief summary: Learners tend to believe that 'understanding' occurs in a single moment, usually in respo...
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Reading probably makes you smarter. It may also make you a mind reader, and generally more empathetic. Empathy is a superpower. It is the ability to take another beings perspective. Seek to develop empathy it will enrich your life. But how?  The NZ Herald i...
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Tutor attrition rates - Too many elephants in one room I would love to see the data on tutor attrition rates in educational
organisations. I wonder if we would see patterns?  Do tutors leave
in packs, or two or three at a time? (Or more!?) Do they tend to l...
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