Tag Archives: Perserverance

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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Barbie Bungee – A Guide

It all started at Twitter Math Camp ’15 (#TMC15), when my colleague, J.J. Martinez, participated in the Barbie Bungee workshop presented by Fawn Nguyen and Matt Vaudrey. The math modeling activity became his  #1TMCthing. To satisfy the #1TMCthing challenge, J.J. had to … Continue reading

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20%Time, Genius Hour and Virtual Communities.

In 2013, I came across an interesting link on my Twitter feed.  The link led to a list of must read books related to education – one of which was Daniel Pink’s, Drive.  I ended up reading the book during … Continue reading

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PRACTICING PERSEVERANCE

      SMP #1:  Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. On a weekend walk with colleague, Amy Marquis, we got into a conversation about perseverance.  She had been sharing conversations her 8th grade AVID students had regarding the topic of personal … Continue reading

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