Author Archives: Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

About Dave aka Mr. Math Teacher

Independent consultant and junior college adjunct instructor. Former secondary math teacher who taught math intervention, algebra 1, geometry, accelerated algebra 2, precalculus, honors precalculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Statistics. Prior to teaching, I spent 25 years in high tech in engineering, marketing, sales and business development roles in the satellite communications, GPS, semiconductor, and wireless industries. I am awed by the potential in our nation's youth and I hope to instill in them the passion to improve our world at local, state, national, and global levels.

Microaggressions: The Shift from Intent to Impact

Chapter 2 of Lukianoff’s and Haidt’s “The Coddling of the American Mind” highlights the recent trend at colleges to accept students’ assertions that emotional reasoning is as valid as intellectual reasoning. I’ve seen this applied by many high school students, … Continue reading

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The Rise of Safetyism: When Student Perception Rules

In chapter 1 of their book, “The Coddling of the American Mind,” Lukianoff and Haidt describe a plausible rationale for the shift, and increased emphasis, by college students towards defending their sense of safety on college campuses beyond the physical … Continue reading

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The Coddling of the American Mind

I just started reading “The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.” After reading the introduction, I want to share a couple of quotes and an excerpt that resonates … Continue reading

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