I recently read Malyn’s post: Why teach simultaneous equations? The point of her post is more about discovering the purpose for teaching a specific topic and its importance in a student’s life. After I read her post, the first thing I did was Google simultaneous equations. I had a gut feeling she was talking about… Continue reading Using systems of equations to find the optimum room arrangement
Since we came back from winter break at the beginning of January, I have been working with a student teacher. This week, she began taking over all of my classes and writing her own lesson plans. I am really excited to work with her, and she is doing a great job already. I hope to… Continue reading Working with a Student Teacher
As part of the Teacher Challenge, I have received several inquiries about my blog, domain, hosting, student blogs, etc. I thought it would be a good idea to share all of this in a post in case others wondered about it as well. Domains The domain name is just the fancy description of the web… Continue reading Domains, Self-Hosting, and Content Management Systems
First of all, I know that many of you reading this post will wish you had my two classroom problem. It’s not a huge issue – it’s more about the best use of space. Here’s some background on the problem. Last year, my school split in two. We went from having over 2,700 students to… Continue reading The Two Classroom Problem
It’s summer, so of course I am spending my time thinking about how I can do things differently next year. I have lots of huge plans including web based portfolios and totally revamping my grading system. Not to mention lots of new lessons to write with all the fantastic strategies I learned during my gifted… Continue reading Class Jobs for Middle Schoolers?