“[T]he psychological deﬁnition of a concept cannot be reduced to its scientiﬁc deﬁnition … [M]athematicians normally strive to be precise, complete and parsimonious when they write deﬁnitions, whereas psychologists try to understand how concepts are progressively shaped, by different kinds of situations and competences and by different kinds of linguistic representation and symbols.” (Vergnaud, 1997,Continue reading ““[T]he psycholo…”
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A Blessing or a Curse?
I have recently seen others post comments or engage in conversations about loathing the writing process, calling for a good “creative flow” to inform their writing, or not looking forward to meeting the deadline. Is this a fear of writing? A dislike for sharing critical thinking on a written page? This leads me to wonder if writingContinue reading “A Blessing or a Curse?”
Progress in press.
Learning to write is an important process. One of the important components of this process is the ebb and flow of manuscripts at various stages. For my own clarity, I need to better track this process. For now, I’ll keep track of this in a google spreadsheet with columns for: (0) Author–maybe it is individualContinue reading “Progress in press.”
What would you do if you weren’t afraid?
This question is a powerful one for me because it liberates me from holding myself back. I have always considered myself to be a leader, but lately, haven’t been taking on the challenge of actually doing something about it. I’ve allowed myself, my ideas, and my emotions to become suppressed to the point of… fear.Continue reading “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”
Searching for purpose: mathematics and teaching.
When I entered the field of mathematics education, it was first through mathematics. I happened upon mathematics in somewhat of a magical way. That magic can best be described by enjoyment and a sense of accomplishment and empowerment. I was good at it, and competed with others (mainly those of the opposite sex). I continuedContinue reading “Searching for purpose: mathematics and teaching.”
“…we need to …
“…we need to encourage people to become less productive. Make time to not work. Make time to think. Make time simply to be.” Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2014/03/03/essay-why-faculty-members-work-so-much#ixzz2vItvLNoj Inside Higher Ed
Why I am I scholar.
I am a scholar to change the world. Be the change you wish to see in the word, is a motto that is akin to that of my alma mater (challenge yourself change the world). These sayings resonate with me in a powerful way. To me they are motivators to act, to be, to lead.Continue reading “Why I am I scholar.”
1. Inspired by Sousada’s recent post on “Why am I a scholar? ~why I left teaching~“, I should write that essay for myself. What does it mean to be a scholar, and why is that my quest? 2. Unknowable plans. For tomorrow.
Living and learning.
Every day is a new day. Today, and lately, I’ve been learning about living. Learning about living a fuller more complete life. I find learning about living to be challenging and tiring. Caught in seemingly disparate worlds as tumultuous as a bubbling ocean busying itself during a a storm. I tire my eyes, body, and soulContinue reading “Living and learning.”
Write every day.
Someone once told me it is an important practice to write every day. Find a space and a time to just write.