If you want to build a ship, don't drum up the men to gatherwood, divide the work and give orders.
…teach them toyearn for the vast and endless sea --Antoine de Saint-Exupery
If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear it, does it make a sound? If an amazing counseling tool is offered but students are too afraid to try it, will it make an impact?
You can lead a horse to water...
Being Present Hold your tongue Touch tongue to the ridge of your mouth Clever Hans
Being Present Hold your tongue Touch tongue to the ridge of your mouth Sssshhhhlike soothing a baby Look out of your peripheral vision Do something absurd Do something to relax Do something exciting The backswing
“Bring me the glossary” “Not the book, just the glossary” PSYCHOLOGICAL SHOCK!
They were in a tunnel Billy and Maria were playing on the railroad tracks when suddenly they spotted a train heading straight toward them. Billy ran away from the train. Maria turned and ran toward it. Billy got run over. Maria escaped without a scratch. How might one explain this curious occurrence?
Can you grab your math illuminator and head to the chalkboard, please?
Understanding math is easier when you share the work Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto
103 + 98 + 109 + 97 + 102 + 91 = 103 + 97 98 + 102 109 + 91 =
92 + 104 + 101 + 96 + 108 + 99 = What's the magic number? 100
48 + 54 + 49 + 52 + 46 + 51 = What's the magic number? 50
83 + 75 + 77 + 82 + 85 + 78 = What's the magic number? 80
31+ 23+24+37+36+29= What's the magic number? 30 What's the answer? 180
Don’t be anxious Why not take a deep breath and …relax be anxious
Why not just take your time? Try not to make silly mistakes make mistakes
Wouldn’t it be wild to someday be at peace with math? • “It doesn’t help to hate math” hate math
“I hate math” “And that means that you’re in the right class”.
What would it be like, when you get home, to get out a box of chocolates and eat one before each problem? Procrastinate • “Stop procrastinating”
“If you fail, it’s not the end of the world” “If you don’t experience complete success this time, you’ll still be a few steps closer to it.” you fail
start enjoying math Don’t start enjoying math too much, too quickly.
"Here we are starting a new term of Math Success, you’re taking the 11 a.m. class, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; you don’t have to worry about a text book, you won’t have to take any tests; It’s very early in the term so you may be wondering what new insight you’re going to discover today… because we’ve all come here for a reason, and the reason is to succeed at math, so I know you’re going to be willing to try something new at the chalkboard. Let’s all go there now. " TRUE LEADING STATEMENT
"Here we are starting a new term of Math Success, you’re taking the 11 a.m. class, Monday, Wednesday and Friday; you don’t have to worry about a text book, you won’t have to take any tests; It’s very early in the term so you may be wondering what new insight you’re going to discover today… because we’ve all come here for a reason, and the reason is to succeed at math, so I know you’re going to be willing to try something new at the chalkboard. Let’s all go there now. " • LEADING STATEMENT VAGUE BUT TRUE
“I know that a lot of you are skeptical. Sounds too good to be true, right? Math is hard, you’re thinking. And you’re right to think that way A little skepticism is a good thing. A lot of skepticism is a great thing. So be skeptical as you immerse yourself in these exercises. Stay skeptical as you do your homework tonight. Bring that skepticism back with you tomorrow and use it to keep me on my toes. Don’t let me ease up. Insist that I back up what I say. If I promise that by doing these exercises, you’ll begin retaining so much more, hold me to it! LEADING PACING
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Some of you really have doubts that you’ll succeed this term, don’t you… want to see what how Math Success can help you? It’d be great if we could just wave a magic wand and your math requirements would be complete, wouldn’t it… be nice to really develop the problem solving skills you learn from math? You’re getting awfully tired of banging your head against that math wall so many times, aren’t you… ready to see a big payoff to all your hard work? Where are you from? Alaska. Wow, you’ve come a long ways… in your determination to succeed in college.