Entries by Maarit Rossi

How Do We Inspire the Best and the Brightest to Become Educators?

I was honored to be named in Top Global Teacher Bloggers / CMRubinWorld.com / Global Search for Education http://www.cmrubinworld.com/TGTB. The bloggers on this list have been asked to contribute to Huffington Post’s Education blogs for 2016. This month we look to answer the following highly controversial question “How do we inspire the best and the brightest to become educators?“ […]

How Do We Do a Better Job of Cultivating Young Readers?

I was honored to be named in Top Global Teacher Bloggers / CMRubinWorld.com / Global Search for Education http://www.cmrubinworld.com/TGTB. The bloggers on this list have been asked to contribute to Huffington Post’s Education blogs for 2016. This month we look to answer the following highly controversial question “How do we do a better job of cultivating young readers? “  – […]

What Are the Best Examples You Have Seen of Teachers Using Social Media to Enhance Learning?

I was honored to be named in Top Global Teacher Bloggers / CMRubinWorld.com / Global Search for Education http://www.cmrubinworld.com/TGTB. The bloggers on this list have been asked to contribute to Huffington Post’s Education blogs for 2016. This month we look to answer the following highly controversial question “What are the best examples you have seen of teachers using […]

The Cornerstones of Mastering Math 4/4: Practice

What is the reason that most students think that math is only memorizing and practicing endless list of formulas? Earlier and sometimes even today schools put too much attention to mechanical practice. I agree that you have to have routine in math which you can get only by practicing. We need to have perseverance so […]

What Are the Best Examples You Have Seen of Teachers Closing the Gender Gap in Education?

I was honored to be named in Top Global Teacher Bloggers / CMRubinWorld.com / Global Search for Education http://www.cmrubinworld.com/TGTB. The bloggers on this list have been asked to contribute to Huffington Post’s Education blogs for 2016. This month we look to answer the following highly controversial question “What are the best examples you have seen of teachers closing […]

Make the Pi Day of the Century in your School

Many of my students have a difficult time understanding some abstract math concepts. The best way to help them is to find activities involving real-life objects and opportunities, engaging students from the concrete to abstract. The concept of π is familiar to students, but they really don’t understand, what it means. I need to spend some time […]

Teaching in an App Wonderland

There is clearly a big need for improvement in the current status of mathematics learning in all grades below high school. A major issue is dealing with students’ attention and excitement for working on math problems. Silence and a lack of enthusiasm have become the result, thus narrowing the opportunities for many occupations and careers […]

Make math the favorite subject in school!

Why is math one of the most unliked and even feared school subject among teenagers? Today, students hold the impression that math facts are the essence of mathematics. Many think the essence of math is to get the correct answers, and fast. This has given birth to the idea a fast recall of math facts […]

Can students like routine Math task?

Often students experience calculations of routine tasks as unpleasant and unnecessary. As teachers we know that they need to exercise to get a satisfactory or preferably a good level in numeracy skills. Learning games is one way to make mechanical practice interesting and securing basic skills. In the teaching experiments it has been noticed that […]