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Making Every Kid Both Math-Competent and Math-Confident

How do we make kids both math-competent and math-confident? In a new Psychology Today article from Ulrich Boser, founder of the Learning Agency, discover the importance of teacher-student relationships, growth mindset, and how education technology tools like ASSISTments can help.

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To improve ed tech, focus on feedback - District Administration

The pandemic seriously tested the state of educational technology. In a lot of respects, it was found wanting. Teachers complained that, even before the pandemic, ed tech was often rolled out without their input and without sufficient training. Students complained that ed tech was impersonal and confusing. And parents grew frustrated with misfiring apps, dropped connections, and lost learning.

As students — hopefully — finally return to their classrooms, some are calling for a serious reappraisal of the role of ed tech in students’ education.

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