Respecting Adolescent Development in Math Instruction

When designing a learning environment and academic activities for adolescents, we as teachers have to be sensitive to the developmental needs  of our students. Students  are all experiencing different levels of maturity. Adolescents are especially divergent in their maturity levels, so sensitivity to this is required to ensure that their learning needs are being met. There is a gigantic body of academic research on developmental psychology, but for simplicity’sake I […]

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Embracing The Learning Styles of Adolescent Learners

When designing a learning environment and academic activities for adolescents, we as teachers have to be sensitive to the individual divergence of our students. Students have a variety of ways that they prefer to learn. There is a gigantic body of academic research on learning styles and developmental psychology, but for simplicity’sake I will touch upon Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory. According to Dr. Gardner’s writings on multiple intelligences, people learn […]

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