"Good video! I really liked his analogies. Too often teachers take it personally when students don't complete work and giving a zero makes them feel better. When in reality, not completing the work had little or nothing to do with the teacher…"
"In theory it sounds great but in reality probably not so much. First, not everything can be taught in steps in math - a lot of things in Geometry come to my mind. Many times the overall concept needs to be taught - kids may need to see…"
"The Do Now idea is one I use frequently to let me know how the student are progressing with topics - the majority of the time I do not grade them. It often shows misconceptions the students have and give us a starting place for discussion. The…"
"At ALMS and SHS, the math departments have smartpals - like a whiteboard but you can put templates in the sleeve for students to work with - grids, number lines, venn diagrams, etc. Just like Paola, teachers can instantly see who understands, who…"
"About half way through last year I gave my classes a warm-up to do at the beginning of class. I took it up and check it while they were checking homework in groups. I instantly found out that many weren't thinking through everything we were…"
"I am the mathematics coordinating teacher for Salem City Schools and I teach 3 math classes (algebra and geometry) at our middle school. I work with the K-12 teachers in our system who teach math. When we first starting looking at and learning about…"