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ERIC Number: EJ875506
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0740-8404
Change: It Comes Straight from the Heart
Blair, Richelle
AMATYC Review, v28 n2 p3-8 Spr 2007
An important component of transitioning from a classroom instructor to a practicing teaching professional is a commitment to continuous growth and lifelong learning. The professionalization process is dynamic, producing a state of professionalism with changes in one's values, philosophy, and classroom activities. When considering a change in behavior or practice, the power of past practices, rules, or paradigms to influence current judgments and choices cannot be underestimated. In order to embrace a particular change in behavior or practice, it must be seen, felt, touch the heart, and resonate with one's own values. Mathematics professionals who find implementing change challenging may find the strategies and step-by-step process of the Implementation Cycle of Beyond Crossroads helpful. The goal of the document is to empower the mathematics professional to embrace change and strengthen the learning and teaching of mathematics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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