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Math Pedagogy in Plato’s Republic

By Spencer Cawein Pate This summer, I enrolled in a doctoral seminar centered on the standardization and corporatization of the curriculum in public schools. Our professor, Dr. Tom Poetter, had an ambitious goal for the class: to collectively write and produce … Continue reading

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Between Thought and Expression: On Creative Improvisation in Classroom Teaching

By Spencer Cawein Pate [This is a paper I wrote for a graduate course in educational leadership.] “We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. … Continue reading

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