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Category Archives: building relationships
A Guest Teacher’s Challenge
INSPIRATION My last post, Multiplying Fractions: A Desmos Area Model, blended conversations from the same lesson run in two different classrooms. Although the lesson flowed similarly in both rooms, there was one student who viewed the presented problems differently. Gabe … Continue reading
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Tagged education, equivalent fractions, fractions, math, Perserverance, SMP#1
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Teacher Moves – Soft Skills
A long term substitute, who’s currently in a credentialing program, recently made this observation. 8 “In my program, I’m shown all these activities and my professors assume students want to participate. They (professors) don’t tell us what to do when … Continue reading
Collaborative Group Roles – How I Became a Fan
As the title suggests, I was not always a fan of group roles. I didn’t buy into the concept and often thought, I can see it working for other teachers but not for me. I’ve changed my tune. Here’s my … Continue reading
Teaching Tips from a Toddler
A mom, grandmother and 2 toddlers walk into a Barber Shop …. The Barber Shop was jamming. Guys, young and old, patiently waited for their Thanksgiving Day haircut. Simon, a curious 3 year old, had to wait his turn. To pass the … Continue reading
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I Never Enter a Classroom Without ‘Em…
Prior to becoming a coach, I was a math teacher for 21 years and have taught roughly 2000 students. In my first year of coaching, I worked with 17 teachers and came in contact with approximately 1500 students. This post … Continue reading