Megan,

I so appreciate your response. I am trying to figure out how to use my posts. You helped me know that there are other practicing teachers who need me to just talk. My job is easy. I get to post my thoughts. Your job is difficult and required. I need teachers like you. I hear stories about teachers like you who make a difference in the lives of our children. Thank you for teaching.

Dr. Megan Burton

Elementary Education Program Coordinator

Associate Professor

5020 Haley Center

Auburn University

Auburn, AL 36849

From: A Journey to Mathematics

Reply-To: A Journey to Mathematics

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 3:17 AM

To: “megan.burton@auburn.edu”

Subject: [New post] Teacher Talk

burrellm posted: “A Math Lesson (with minimal) Teacher Talk What is needed to learn mathematics? I don’t know. When students struggle with math, learning occurs? How does math students struggle productively? Here is my problem. I witnessed two students in a 11th-grade cou”

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Now we are together. It is supposed to be about learning!!!!Thank you for engaging me.

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I think we don’t have any experiences that are different than those very difficult experiences, so we perpetuate the pain. In a session today that I didn’t quite understand completely, Manuella said “we should not be a source of suffering”, but to hide we perpetuate that suffering. I am going to admit that I struggled with math but then I enjoyed the struggle when I achieved some successes. I wish I had been encouraged to struggle more so that I would’ve had more successes. I know we can do things differently.

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