The Elephant in the Classroom by Jo Boaler

3 Responses

  1. another reader says:

    If what Jo Boaler writes goes against your experience, I wouldn’t be so quick to throw out your experience if I were you. Her research methodology has been criticised on many grounds and many in the field could be similarly criticised. Until education research cleans up its act, be cautious.

  2. Sheldon says:

    From what I have read of other reviews online, I have yet to find one that mentions any regards to the real classroom.
    All I read are sanitized examples where the classroom is filled with eager or potentially precocious pupils.
    What about the students who don’t give a fig about maths in general; those who rather be chasing girls and in the hallway or playing football?

    Does she address the motivation problem?