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Returning to Templates

I've written about templates before--I have found them to be powerful tools for removing barriers for students, especially with complex content or, as in this post, with large or long-term projects. With that said, one lesson I learned from Irene Witt, my former math colleague, was that I'm inclined to built a template that I… Continue reading Returning to Templates

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Co-Teaching: moving beyond the six models

I struggle with some of the co-planning models, or maybe with the overall/underlying assumption inherent in co-planning models, that seems to say that the goal is for both teachers to be equal in all aspects of the teaching.  I think the teachers should be equally valued, equally heard, equally able to give input, equally engaged… Continue reading Co-Teaching: moving beyond the six models

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Expanding Desmos Beyond Math

It may be a bit of sacrilege to use Desmos, the ultra high-quality math resource, to make a science card sort....but that is exactly what I found myself doing a few weeks ago! The topic was "Shaping Earth," which was a very vocabulary-heavy unit looking at topics like erosion, cut points, superposition, and so on.… Continue reading Expanding Desmos Beyond Math