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 […]Read more "Going GAFE"
I came across an interesting article from thecornerstoneforteachers.com 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. […]Read more "Don’t Steal The Struggle"
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 […]Read more "“Non”-Extracurriculars"
“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), […]Read more "You Down With WODB? Yeah You Know Me!"
I recently saw an article online discussing the pros and cons of motivating kids to do well in school with candy. It’s from this past December, but @ExitTicket just tweeted it out from their blog, so I read the article and became interested. You can view the article by clicking here. This is an often […]Read more "Motivating, Without Trick-or-Treating"
This morning, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Sandy Cohen Family Math Day, co-sponsored by the Nassau County Mathematics Teachers’ Association (NCMTA), of which I am a member, and the Nassau County Association of Mathematics Supervisors (NCAMS). This year, the annual event featured about 80 presenters and about 300 participants engaging in mathematics […]Read more "A High School Teacher Experiences A Kindergarten Math Class"
Today, I am writing in response to an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “The Benefits of No-Tech Note Taking,” by Carol E. Holstead, published on March 4, 2015. Click here to view the article. It uses research to highlight success in the classroom using little technology, an idea highly oppositional to current trends […]Read more "Note Taking for the 21st Century"