Last Weekend – CalADE & MML Forum aty CSUN

April 27, 2010 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

Last Friday I gave a talk on math study skills at the inaugural CalADE conferemce. CalADE is the new California chapter of NADE. It’s funny to me that we never had a chapter since California is so involved with basic skills. For a first time conference, the attendance was great and there was a solid lineup of talks. Tell a friend about the next conference.

On Saturday I got to return to CSU Northridge for the first time since I graduated from there in Spring 1994. My last semester was the earthquake semester, and the entire campus looks fantastic. I learned so much that semester, but the most important lesson was no matter how bleak things seem at your school, it’s all small stuff compared to what we went through.

One of my favorite moments of the MML forum was seeing my differential equations instructor, about 22 years after the fact. I remember how much I respected her ability, she was definitely a content specialist. The thing I remember even more are the afternoon review sessions she held for us. She truly was a teacher who gave it her all, and now that I am on this side of the desk I really appreciate that! (I’m leaving my instructor’s name off because I don’t want to embarass her in any way, but if you are reading this understand that I really appreciate you for all you did and all you are doing!)

It was also fantastic getting to speak with a few instructors from Pasadena CC. We are definitely on the same wave length when in comes to teaching mathematics, and I look forward to an ongoing discussion with them.

Finally, it was so nice to be around a faculty group of 50+ that were willing to give up their Saturday to improve their teaching. My sessions had tremendous energy and activity, and overall it was a huge success. Thanks for setting this up Kristi!

George

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