Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Let's Bring Learning to Life at Home and in the Classroom

During the 1960s I did some industrial (analytical) chemistry work, then spent six years teaching chemistry, general science and mathematics in high schools. … Then gave up teaching to join IBM in 1970 and spend the rest of my professional life in the IT industry (finally retiring at the end of 2013).

I just received an e-mail from one Stacy Maxton, requesting that I add some links to this page on my website but that page (and most of the others on the site) have now been moved to archive status, so I couldn’t fulfill Stacy’s request.

Instead, since it looks worthwhile, as one who believes strongly in encouraging education (for people of all ages), I’ve taken the liberty of posting Stacy’s request below, where it will probably get more attention:

Hello fellow educator!
I’ve been a cheerleader for math (and, really, education as a whole) for as long as I can remember (in fact – that’s ultimately why I started my own site!).
Over the last several years, I’ve tutored 100s of students to make math more attainable and fun.

Teaching becomes increasingly difficult during the holiday season when thoughts of sugar-plums are dancing in our students’ heads! :) That’s why I decided to put together a list of resources to help educators keep a classroom full of excited children focused and (hopefully!) ensure that learning still happens during this somewhat chaotic time! :)

Please enjoy! And feel free to share with others (on your site: http://notestracker.net/Links/WebResources.htm, and any other medium you prefer)!
I hope these resources ease this somewhat chaotic time for learning!
Keep Calm and Teach On! :)

I hope that the above resource links assist educators around the globe, including visiting Stacy’s site MathCamps of course.

UPDATE (07 November 2019):
I have allowed several comments below from organisations that provide help for students' assignments.

As an ex-teacher, my stance on all such organisations is that they must not provide more than guidance and assistance to students.

Most definitely they must not completely take over assignments on the behalf of students, because doing so is a perversion of the educational process. Students must do the bulk of all assignments themselves.