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Topic: Focus
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Michael South

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Re: Focus
Posted: Jun 20, 1995 1:43 AM
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Someone mailed the following to me in regards to the topic of
what we shoulc be teaching It makes an interesting parallel,
so I thought I'd share it.

>From: (William Schuth Jr.)

>Thinking IS what we should be teaching. Everything else comes after that.

>I also have a degree in teaching English. One of the maxims of teaching
>literature is that there is NO WAY you can teach all of the literature a
>person needs to experience, so instead, you must teach students how to
>encounter it instead.

>Teaching thinking is teaching students HOW to encounter mathematics.

> "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain . . . "

>William Schuth Jr.

>Rivendell West Math Department
>416 Sumner GET Middle School
>Trempealeau, WI 54661-0091 Trempealeau, WI 54661

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