July 30, 2014
The Early Math Collaborative has been working with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics since 2012. Reflected in the experiences of one of those teachers, a change in attitude and confidence of a teacher exploring math concepts can transform every part of their teaching practice.
Jie-Qi Chen explains the importance (and difficulty) of fostering positive attitudes and beliefs in educators towards teaching mathematics. "Often professional development does not focus on attitudes and beliefs. Why? It's subjective. It's judgmental. It's difficult to change. And particularly, it's difficult to measure the change."