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math-girl:

edukaition:

My teacher-directed center in math centers is often an in-depth story problem that we work through in groups. This problem-based approach helps students think about real-life application of the skills they’re building and also guides them through multi-step stories by picking out the important parts and figuring out what they know and what they need to find out.
We recently picked up the butcher paper idea from a math PD and the kids love it. I give them about five minutes to work on their own in any way that helps them think things through, then they discuss what they did. After that, they have to decide as a group on one person’s answer to be the “solution.” They can also combine parts of different answers if necessary. It’s fun for them to write with the markers and we get to see what our thinking looks like when we write or draw it out. The stories are usually about people in the school, like this one about our music teacher.

Reblogging this because I LOVE the butcher paper idea… I’m going to have to use it in my classroom!!

math-girl:

edukaition:

My teacher-directed center in math centers is often an in-depth story problem that we work through in groups. This problem-based approach helps students think about real-life application of the skills they’re building and also guides them through multi-step stories by picking out the important parts and figuring out what they know and what they need to find out.

We recently picked up the butcher paper idea from a math PD and the kids love it. I give them about five minutes to work on their own in any way that helps them think things through, then they discuss what they did. After that, they have to decide as a group on one person’s answer to be the “solution.” They can also combine parts of different answers if necessary. It’s fun for them to write with the markers and we get to see what our thinking looks like when we write or draw it out. The stories are usually about people in the school, like this one about our music teacher.

Reblogging this because I LOVE the butcher paper idea… I’m going to have to use it in my classroom!!

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classroomcollective:

100 Things that I love Writing Prompt

classroomcollective:

100 Things that I love Writing Prompt

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"Ask a teacher friend of yours who teaches in a test-centric school how inspiring their job is. Ask them what it’s like to teach the same lesson, read the same script and grade the same assessments as every other teacher in the district they reside. Ask them how much joy they feel when they interrupt their classes to bring students to a “test prep rally,” or when they are required to include sample test questions in all of their assessments. Ask them what it is like to have their professional instincts questioned and their years of experience tossed aside in lieu of new programming designed to raise test scores. Even if these programs increase test scores, they turn our teachers into technicians and destroy their souls along the way."

Selling our value as teachers (via gjmueller)

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"As professionals we have an obligation to continue our own learning journey to maximize our ability to promote growth and success in our classrooms and schools. There is no better way to encourage learning than to model your own."

Getting connected is just the first step — now it’s time to lead (via gjmueller)

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What my students need, in 3 words or less.

washedbywater:

itsssnix:

Mine need wider perspectives.

What about yours?

I concur. Wider perspectives.

Or…a dose of reality.

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Interesting

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"When did we become a country where the millionaires are jealous of the people on food stamps? A country that thinks teachers and fire fighters are soaking us dry? A country that thinks the richest who are paying the lowest taxes in 80 years are the ones being beaten up?"

Who Wants Free Stuff? | Eclectablog (via section9)

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Socrative.com

I’m experimenting with socrative.com. I’m going to try a sequences and series set of multiple choice and short answers using the image facility to display the mathematics which I’ve created in powerpoint and saved as jpegs.

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Great for any kind of equivalence questions and could hang up questions and get students to hange their written solutions or multiple choice or true false answers up.

Great for any kind of equivalence questions and could hang up questions and get students to hange their written solutions or multiple choice or true false answers up.

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world-shaker:

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning
Some “light” readings for my fellow pedagogues. Here’s an excerpt: 

Education 3.0 is a connectivist, heutagogical approach to teaching and learning.  The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs.  Many resources for Education 3.0 are literally freely available for the taking.

world-shaker:

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Some “light” readings for my fellow pedagogues. Here’s an excerpt: 

Education 3.0 is a connectivistheutagogical approach to teaching and learning.  The teachers, learners, networks, connections, media, resources, tools create a a unique entity that has the potential to meet individual learners’, educators’, and even societal needs.  Many resources for Education 3.0 are literally freely available for the taking.

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I like this idea. Could be made easier to create using a lucky dip for questions.

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A useful diagram for stats.

A useful diagram for stats.

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