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CMP Staff in the Spotlight: Eli Claffey

Release Date: November 9, 2020


Eli & Jess

Eli Claffey is from Nashua, New Hampshire. His interests with respect to identity and math teaching and learning are:

  • How do a student or teacher's perceptions about themselves shape their experience as a student or teacher
  • How do the habitats and language used by students and teachers in the classroom influence how students view themselves as 'doers' of math?

Eli is also interested in exploring customizable, responsive ways to scaffold problems (accessed by teacher or student) afforded by emerging technology in math classrooms. He would like to explore the effect of these tools on students' achievement in that class, on students' self-perceptions, and in their achievement in future math classes.

Eli's final interest is in learning more about how assessments (final grades, exams, standardized tests) can traumatize students and teachers, and the effect of this on their endeavors in teaching and learning math

Eli's free time is spent skiing, hiking, and various outdoor activities. He enjoys playing music, which started out on the oboe and is now guitars. He enjoys mathematics, teaching, reading, and watching movies. 

He loves his family and has a partner of 3 years, Jess, who is very dear to him.