Category Archives: Classroom Events

The Art of Cell Structure and Function

6th Grade Project work at  MCCPS Exhibition #1 2014-2015.  This installation was informed by our visit to the Calder Exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum and consists of abstract images of cell organelles. The writing below each image describes the … Continue reading

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6B Khan-in-the-Octagon Champions!

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Student expectations, responsibilities, and rights in the classroom.

Many teachers spend time in the first few days and weeks of school getting to know their students. They do this through games, role-playing, hands-on activities, and questionnaires. Some teachers use surveys, and others have class discussions. I like to … Continue reading

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Math & Science Course Guide

OpeningDayHandout_2014 Thank you, Sarah! http://everybodyisageniusblog.blogspot.com/

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What’s on your mind, Billy?

It is common practice after Exhibition to have the students reflect on their learning, and I endorse this practice. But I also want to take advantage of the opportunity at the end of the semester to poll my students, seeking … Continue reading

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What don’t you understand?

I often hear students say: “I don’t understand.”  After a few minutes of patient questioning, and looking at each little piece of a problem, they will come to the step or sum or product or quotient or whatever, where they … Continue reading

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Star Party

There is a deep pool of resources right outside the front door.  Parents, grandparents, alumni, members of your local community, all have a vested interest in your school and giving your students the best educational experience possible. They may be … Continue reading

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