2017-05-30 – Day 20 – First Rep

One of the things I was excited about trying out is two new learnings: The splat series from Steve Wyborney and the numberless word problems from Brian Stockus. Here is my chance to do the first rep with another class….mind you this is the last week of school, a minimum day, and I’m playing theContinue reading “2017-05-30 – Day 20 – First Rep”

2017-05-29 – Day 19 – Mentorship

There are moments in life where you feel like that this must not be real, but in reality, it is. Moments, for example, when you are working side-by-side with your mentors, planning and working through some amazing things and you’re just so happy to be a part of the conversation. I am never more surprisedContinue reading “2017-05-29 – Day 19 – Mentorship”

2017-05-28 – Day 18 – Handy Man

Growing up my father was the mechanic, Mr. Fix-It, and he would fix anything that was broken in life. A few years ago, we found something he couldn’t fix, himself. Suffering an impact trauma to his C6 spinal chord meant he has limited mobility and needs general support daily from family. I do have to say,Continue reading “2017-05-28 – Day 18 – Handy Man”

2017-05-26 – Day 16 – Finals Day

Wow, the day is almost over and the grading is done with all my finals. I always forget how much I dislike grading, especially when looking at student thinking. Today, we had our last of the finals, with one week to go! Something that stood out today that I am so proud about with respectContinue reading “2017-05-26 – Day 16 – Finals Day”

2017-05-25 – Day 15 – Graduation Season 

So this marks the beginning of a very busy graduation season for the next few weeks. Friday, last week, we watched two of my students graduate from college. Today, we watch as my wife’s cousin does the same. We had a hard time finding her, but we did here. A great treat, and much moreContinue reading “2017-05-25 – Day 15 – Graduation Season “

2017-05-24 – Day 14 – 360 Math Collaboration Finals Review

State testing finished two weeks ago, warming weather, and multiple field trips all indicate the sun is setting on the 2016-17 school year. The looming giant of finals is the final hurdle many of our students are left with in ending this school year, and here we sit investigating this idea. Getting students the opportunityContinue reading “2017-05-24 – Day 14 – 360 Math Collaboration Finals Review”

2017-05-23 – Day 13 – BreakoutEDU

An amazing teacher was inquiring about the use of BreakoutEDU having heard about it at some point. A “little birdie” in the form of one our equally amazing technology TOSAs let her know I have some of the boxes and am willing to demonstrate. She reached out to see if I’d be available to showcaseContinue reading “2017-05-23 – Day 13 – BreakoutEDU”

2017-05-22 – Day 12 – Creating My First 3 Act With Friends

On the Twitters, what started out as a general comment about snacks and a shared love of eating said snacks had lead to a collaboration of creating our ever 3 Act Math Task. The collaboration is awe inspiring and I’m looking forward to this new endeavor. I even asked the master, Mr. Dan Meyer, andContinue reading “2017-05-22 – Day 12 – Creating My First 3 Act With Friends”