Tag Archives: Pedagogy

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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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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Little steps and big ideas

Even before the end of the year, I am making notes about next year. These are made in red ink in my classroom diary and they consist of the small, great ideas that I think will make my classroom a … Continue reading

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Who is Mr. V?

Who is Mr. V?.  Another terrifically creative Math teacher! I know his kids look forward to his classes.

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What should I know about next year?

What three things would you tell a novice teacher about to start their second year of teaching? What’s important for that teacher to know? What do they need to know in the classroom, in the staff room, and in the … Continue reading

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