Teachers are born not made, Dept.

traditional math

I get fan mail from time to time and invitations to speak that most of the time never come to fruition.  One such invitation came from the treasurer of a Catholic school in the Los Angeles area.  He had read my book “Math Education in the US: Still Crazy After All These Years” and liked it so much that he ordered ten copies for various teachers in the school.

About two years ago he asked me if I would speak in late August at his school.  I was just starting my teaching job at my current school and had to report the week before school started–which coincided with when he wanted me to speak.  I said I could not given the circumstances, but maybe we could look at doing it in April since I got two weeks off, and surely one of those weeks his school would be in session. …

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