Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported on air and online for KQED since 2010. She's a staff writer for KQED's education blog MindShift.
Affluent families are seeking extracurricular math coaching that engenders a love of math starting at an early age. This focus is increasing the number of very high math achievers, but does little for the student without the means.
For high school science teacher and basketball coach Jim Clark, coaching went beyond the classroom and the court. More than ten years later, he's still plays a support role for one of his former athletes who wouldn't let go of his dream to become a doctor.
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help students become better questioners and nurture a child's curiosity.
Many math teachers struggle to develop their students' mathematical reasoning skills. Two teachers take on some of the trickiest subjects, providing an example of how to let students lead math solutions.
Teaching practices around growth mindset have come a long way in the last few years. Common pitfalls have emerged, as well as strong examples of programs that work. And through it all, educators need support in developing their own growth mindsets.