A journey from last year that I really enjoyed doing was creating a monthly newsletter that indicated the successes we were having as a district mathematically speaking. While I enjoyed creating the newsletter, I was never happy with the design, and always thinking about how I could make it better. Well I went from using […]Read More 2017-09-11 Coding a Newsletter Template
There are two things that I learned about toward the end of last school year that got me so excited I couldn’t wait to try them, Numberless Word Problems was one of them. One of my #eduheroes, Brian Bushart (@bstockus on Twitter), created this idea some time ago, and I was just learning about them. […]Read More 2017-09-04 Numberless Word Problems
With the sounds of a sharp, repeating, and blaring noise the herds of young bodies began their almost zombie like motions to their assigned classrooms. Those who were new to the school, looked anxious, schedules out and a mixture of puzzled and nervous expressions. The contrast of the mindless shuffle to class to the anxious, […]Read More 2017-08-10 Breakout EDU Middle School Math
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 respect […]Read More 2017-05-26 – Day 16 – Finals Day
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 opportunity […]Read More 2017-05-24 – Day 14 – 360 Math Collaboration Finals Review
Our special guest today, Mr. Steve Wyborney, delivered a fun and interactive learning experience for my Integrated Math 3 course. The students got to experience a variety of wonderful questioning strategies, they were enabled to challenge their teacher and integrated deep mathematical thinking into the whole process. Mr. Wyborney’s incredible sense of creating engaging and powerful […]Read More 2017-05-12 – Day 2 – Guest Presenter Steve Wyborney!!
As I publish this reflection, I fear that this moment may turn into something along the lines of another famous moment…. I am very honored to have met #IRL (in real life) the person that inspired this learning goal for me this school year: Having students produce a weekly learnings podcast for public consumption. Joe […]Read More Mission Accomplished