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Supposedly, telling children they are not good enough hurts their self-esteem. Each student and group should be provided the amount of time needed to learn the targeted information and/or abilities. The day before they had had a test on functions. Michelle Rojas, 12, said she hated math in elementary school, and when she asked a question, teachers “explained it in their own college way, instead of for the grade level you were in,” she said. The approach is learner-centered, involves a solid theory of learning for understanding, and addresses the wide diversity of cultural background, learning styles, and abilities of the learners whom I teach.

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