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ERIC Number: EJ887747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Developing a Caring Ethic for Middle School Mathematics Classrooms
Powell, Angiline; Seed, Allen H.
Middle School Journal (J3), v41 n4 p44-48 Mar 2010
The authors, Angiline and Al, are university teacher educators who share similar experiences building community in middle grades mathematics classroom. As eighth grade mathematics teachers, they began the year building relationships with their students and encouraging communication to establish a caring ethic. In their mathematics classes, a caring community attitude was everything, and, as in any community, communication and relationships were paramount. In this article, they describe what a caring ethic looks like in a middle grades mathematics class, and they suggest specific practices drawn from their experiences that teachers can implement to make their classrooms more caring and engaging places. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A