The Accidental Teacher
All right—so perhaps "accidental" is the wrong way to describe Anne's relationship to teaching. But there's certainly an element of happenstance to her exploits in the education field. For instance, Anne never expected to be a math teacher. Yet here she is, eight years after the need for graduate school support dragged her into the mathematics classroom, trying to develop a program for keeping math journals.
What's more, in the process of working with kids on math journals, she appears to have stumbled upon the solution to the Math Wars. And maybe, just maybe, she's stumbled on a solution to our current education woes.
Oh, come on! What makes Anne's solution so different?
What Anne has done in her Perfect Practice method is to package much of what education researchers have learned into a convenient, simple method that's both individual and usable in a classroom setting.