Category Archives: Planning

Back in the Box

We’ve been out since the 17th of December, having left Literal Equations in a hasty pile by the door, somewhat obscured by a blur of ugly Christmas sweaters, Mid-Quarter Comments, administering the baseline evaluation for the Eighth Graders, Khan-in-the-Octagon, and … Continue reading

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Fraction Multiplication

I had a small epiphany in my kitchen this afternoon, cutting copy paper into ever-smaller strips. I didn’t like the EveryDayMath “jumping” thing and I don’t want to just hand over the algorithm. What does it mean when we say, … Continue reading

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#BestYearEver

After two weeks in a field geology class, one week at the Peabody Essex Museum Teacher Institute, and two days at a “Science Writing & The Common Core” seminar, I am now turning my attention to preparing for the upcoming … Continue reading

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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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How it’s done.

This is a video of a teacher in New York. My mentor, the wonderful Katie Sullivan, shared this with me as an example of the philosophy and methodology behind her practice. I’d like to make this mine as well. Enjoy. … Continue reading

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Never stop planning

Plan every day, right up until the very last one. These are great days for: Math or Science Jeopardy; EverydayMath has lots of games; set up stations and offer a variety of activities; Blackjack and Poker are valid Math games; … Continue reading

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Lesson Planning

This is offered with grateful appreciation to my colleague in the 7th Grade, who is a genius with all things Google and created this application. We use Google to organize, post, and track Unit plans and individual lesson plans.  In … Continue reading

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