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Faster Isn't Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century
Faster Isn't Smarter: Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century
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NCTM Past President Cathy L. Seeley shares her messages on today's most relevant topics and issues in education.

Based on Cathy L. Seeley’s award-winning NCTM President’s Messages, and including dozens of new messages, this must-have K–12 resource offers straight talk and common sense about some of today’s most important, thought-provoking issues in education. With topics ranging from the impact of rising expectations and the trap of timed tests to the role of technology and the phenomenon of jumping on bandwagons, this book provides a base for lively discussion among elementary, middle, and high school teachers; leaders; policy makers; and families.

Discussion questions at the end of each message

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Cathy L. Seeley
272 Pages


ISBN/Item Number: 9781935099031
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"Definitely a 'smarter' way to think about how to prepare a new generation to thrive in our twenty-first-century global village."

Sandra Burt and Linda Perlis
Authors of Raising a Successful Child: Discover and Nurture Your Child's Talents and hosts of the acclaimed radio show Parents' Perspective


"Through her wit and wisdom, and her life experiences, Cathy helps us to reach within ourselves to better understand our mission as teachers, parents, and leaders in our schools. This is a must-read for us all."

Timothy Kanold
President
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics



Cathy L. Seeley has given presentations in forty-nine states, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, and South Africa. She has been a mathematics teacher, K–12 district coordinator, and K–12 State Director of Mathematics for Texas. From 1999 to 2001 she taught mathematics (in French) as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso. Dr. Seeley served as President of NCTM from 2004 to 2006 and is the author of Faster Isn't Smarter—Messages About Math, Teaching, and Learning in the 21st Century. She recently retired as a Senior Fellow at the Charles A. Dana Center at The University of Texas, however continues to speak, write, and consult on improving mathematics teaching and learning from elementary school through college at the local, state, and national level.

2010 Winner Distinguished Achievement Award: Professional Development:
School Improvement


The Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards seal is recognized by teachers and parents as a mark of excellence in education. Finalist or winner status in the awards tells readers that the product has met rigorous standards for quality, professional content for education.

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