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Dissertation preparation!

So it’s that terrible time of the year for 3rd year students, dissertation is looming ever closer and I thought now was a good chance (mainly for procrastination purposes) to share some books/talks/websites that have helped me to (start) writing it, my working title at the moment is: 535 more words

Life In Medical College

“You! You stand up! Why you are not paying attention?”
The professor’s words made me jerk out of my seat slightly, where I had been nodding off. 1,152 more words

361. Learning is the Student's Responsibility

No getting around it, we learn by sensing and doing. This requires liberal doses of time, frustration, variation, imagination, refinement, experimentation, curiosity, and practice, practice, practice. 162 more words


Cognitive Theories of Learning

This week’s readings on cognitive theories of learning gave me things to think about in terms of the education system in the United States. A distinction was made between two types of learning: rote and meaningful. 246 more words

Math. Not Math Anxiety.

Anxiety! That feeling of panic, fear, and uneasiness.  That uncomfortable sensation that you can’t catch your breath or that your heart is beating like a Mexican jumping bean.  359 more words

Teaching Math

Combatting a Rote Legacy

You know it’s a rough day to be a teacher when you have to reprimand a nun for lying to you about doing an assignment. In front of a class. 1,419 more words


indian "education" system

India’s education system needs to wake up and say hi to the 21st century. While the rest of the world surges ahead, India clutches on to its safety blanket of “tradition”. 1,327 more words