Book Review: A Slice of Pi

If you love math, you’ll love A Slice of Pi – All The Math You Forgot To Remember From School  by Liz Strachan.  It’s a great little reference book full of short vignettes and explanations on different historical references, famous theorems and proofs, and interesting explanations.  Strachan discusses topics that include: Fibonacci, Euclid, Binary Numbers, the […]

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Going GAFE

Another school year is about to start, and this year I will once again be implementing a blended learning environment. I’ve always used a variety of resources to enhance my students’ learning, and this year won’t be an exception. My Google Site is updated, and after an “unplugged” summer away working as a Division Leader […]

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Don’t Steal The Struggle

I came across an interesting article from entitled: “8 Ways Teachers Can Talk Less And Get Kids Talking More.”  It discusses various tips and techniques teachers can use in order to talk less in their classrooms, hopefully freeing up time for students to do more talking and reflecting. The first tip is particularly striking. […]

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Spring proves to be a busy time in the world of teaching.  With the joys of Spring Break and great weather come the stresses of finishing the curriculum, preparing for finals, and wrapping up the school year.  There is an electric quality in the air that everyone can feel.  Similar to the week leading up […]

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You Down With WODB? Yeah You Know Me!

“Which One Doesn’t Belong?”  Sounds like a simple proposal, right?  When presented with a group of four similar “things,” is it truly easy to answer that question? Thanks to the following people, my classes were able to face this challenge: All of my amazing PLN at #MTBoS, Christopher Danielson (@Trianglemancsd), Mary Bourassa (@MaryBourassa), Alex Overwijk (@AlexOverwijk), […]

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