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  • Jonathan Lind

    Member
    February 11, 2022 at 1:57 am

    I agree with a lot of what’s said here, but what first came to mind for me (particularly as a HS teacher) was:

    Good: have been told they’re good at math for a long time, and have generally positive emotions associated with math class; want to keep doing the things they’ve been doing that have given them those positive “rewards”- First to finish, 100% correct, good mimics of teacher methods

    Bad: have been told they’re bad at for a long time, and have generally negative emotions associated with math class; have significant (and understandable) barriers to trying

    Both: Want a comfortable safe environment; want to be recognized