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An Experience of True Co-Teaching

I believe strongly in the importance of having high-quality virtual education in order to meet the needs of a wide range of students. That includes, of course, summer school programming as well. At first, I had wanted to teach summer school this year, but it became clear in June that I did not have enough… Continue reading An Experience of True Co-Teaching

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What’s Math Got to Do With It?

Please forgive the indulgence, but this is a different kind of blog post. Over the winter, I read What's Math Got to Do With It?: How Parents and Teachers Can Help Children Learn to Love Their Least Favorite Subject by Dr. Jo Boaler. Where was SO MUCH inspiring that I just collected all of the… Continue reading What’s Math Got to Do With It?

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Measuring Engagement

Feedback. The first time I heard, in my prior district, that I needed to collect feedback from parents and students, I seriously started contemplating whether I needed to find a new district. After all, I already spent an insane amount of time doing so much work beyond the minimum....all I could think was "I really… Continue reading Measuring Engagement

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Inspirations

Things I'm reading, listening to, finding interesting, finding challenging... Article: Asynchronous Learning or Live Lessons? Which One Works Better for Me?Blog: Code Switch Blog: Nice White ParentsTedTalk: Why We Need Universal Design | Michael Nesmith | TEDxBoulderBlog Post: To Turn the Camera on or not? THAT is the Question.Resource: various UDL resources from Novak Education… Continue reading Inspirations

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Keeping it Simple…then Reusing

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you probably know that I'm a huge fan of "reusing" or "recycling" a structure once I find one that is working well. You probably also know that I have become a huge fan of Google's Jamboards, largely for their ability to lead students… Continue reading Keeping it Simple…then Reusing

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More Jammin’

I'm continuing to hear from students that they want more Jamboards, so I'm taking on the challenge. My co-teacher suggested that we could add ratios as a topic in our upcoming Do Now's and the idea immediately fired my imagination for Jamboards because of the potential to create symbols, move things around, build ratios, etc.… Continue reading More Jammin’