Sharing my day one notes from the NCTM Regional Conference in Philadelphia:
Peg Cagle: Teacher Leadership – Advocating for ourselves, our students, our profession.
“The difference between listening and pretending to listen, I discovered, is enormous. One is fluid, the other is rigid. One is alive, the other is stuffed. Eventually, I found a radical way of thinking about listening. Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you. When I’m willing to let them change me, something happens between us that’s more interesting than a pair of dueling monologues.” – Alan Alda
Becky Holden: Building Understanding – Meeting Students Where They Are
Kristin Gray: Lesson Planning That Begins with Student Thinking
Thank you for sharing the Alan Alda quote. We all have something to learn from it.