Category Archives: Teaching

Tostitos fiesta bowl – some of the best highlights of all time

Absolutely legendary !! This set of highlights, in this overtime ending of this bowl ūüŹą game, give me repeated goosebumps. The way the Boise State players execute, tucking the ball is amazing. The camerawork and call are amazing. #Cinderella can … Continue reading

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Wow, Annie Forest’s VLOG Made Me Flashback

While listening to Annie Forest’s vlog at http://showyourthinkingmath.blogspot.com/2017/04/small-changes-that-make-big-impact.html¬† my life kinda flashed before my eyes! As further background, Mrs. Forest is highlighting an excellent article, titled, “Never Say Anything a Kid Can Say!”¬†¬†Author:¬†Reinhart, Steven C.;¬† Source:¬†Mathematics Teaching in the Middle … Continue reading

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Using Rich Problems for Differentiated Instruction

This is a good paper describing the use and characteristics of rich problems. http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/papers/HsuKyshResek-RichProblems.pdf (The teaching method here is Teaching With Tasks.) Has 3 examples of rich problems First is rich and fairly basic and doable. Second is excellent. #differenceofsquares … Continue reading

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Hidden Figures Curriculum for Schools

Check out http://mentalfloss.com/article/94297/hidden-figures-coming-classrooms Free download of a curriculum based on the movie Hidden Figures.

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Free Worksheets site – Kuta

https://www.kutasoftware.com/freeipa.html

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Evidence Based Teaching Strategies

Top 10 Evidence Based Teaching Strategies http://www.evidencebasedteaching.org.au/evidence-based-teaching-strategies/

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Quadrant D Learning

The Rigor/Relevance Framework. See the SlideShare at http://www.slideshare.net/NancyW1354/bump-it-up-to-quadrant-d-social-studies See also https://appyadventuresandteaching.wordpress.com/category/bill-daggett/ (Click graphic)

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3 Things Students Want to Hear

   http://www.edutopia.org/blog/students-desire-to-hear-from-teachers-lori-desautels?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

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I want math to be realistic and meaningful

realistic: I take this from Flickr from CU-Boulder and Freudenthal Institute US hosted the Fifth Realistic Mathematics Education conference, or RME5, in September of 2015.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/downclimb/sets/72157656469778994/  Realistic: imaginable, realizable, not just “real-world” Meaningful: significant, relevant, important, consequential, telling, material, valid, … Continue reading

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Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out

@DrOlsen314: Improving Our Schools From the Inside Out #Teachers make the difference http://t.co/f52AQZx4lM #DoSomething #edchat #TouchLives Things are tough in the schools. Teachers, through their will, strengths, creativity, and heart, can, and do, make a difference for students. https://twitter.com/drolsen314/status/615871362805182464 

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