Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Power of Positivity

Positivity is contagious but so is negativity.  If students are being negative about mathematics, it will be easy for the teacher to fall into the negativity trap.   

" Educators may need to take a more proactive role in encouraging students to become excited about math and see themselves as successful, confident, mathematical problem solvers."
Berman & Furner, 2003

Make positive thinking a habit
Get excited about math
Involve the class in fun math activities
Put up positive and interesting math pictures
Use positive words

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