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Your teen doesn’t know how to use Google, and she can’t spell “diabetes”

January 29, 2015
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Two encounters with students from the past week: A few days ago I gave my classes a take-home quiz that involved answering questions about my class website. I told them that they could pick up some extra-credit points on their next test if, instead of submitting their typed quiz answers via email, they created a […]

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Aldi vs. Lowes Foods

January 25, 2015
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I had the opportunity to shop at the new Aldi grocery store that just opened across the street from our neighborhood Lowes Foods last week (at the corner of Timber and Aversboro for you locals), and the prices were so noticeably lower I thought I'd do a direct comparison. I bought a total of 34 […]

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Group work, only better

October 16, 2014
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Last week my high school math classes did their first group work activity of the year, and it went much better than it ever has. The level of engagement in all the groups was very high, the behavioral functioning of the groups was excellent, and the math conversations taking place were impressive. Here are three reasons why I think things went […]

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“I, We, You” vs. “You, Y’all, We”

August 7, 2014
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In a fascinating article "Why Do Americans Stink at Math," Elizabeth Green explores, among other things, the recent history of math education in the US, and talks a little about a fairly well-known traditional teaching technique known as "I, We, You." Most American math classes follow the same pattern, a ritualistic series of steps so ingrained that one researcher termed it […]

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Learning to get along with the lifeguard

July 27, 2014
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A lot of what you do as a lifeguard, just like as a teacher, is enforce rules. It's understood that you're the authority figure at the pool and that part of your job is to tell people not to run on the deck, or no diving in the shallow end. Most people are generally okay […]

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The evolution of a video lesson

May 26, 2014
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Here's a brief description of how I used a bunch of great stuff I found online to create two video lessons for the probability unit in my math class (Common Core Math, Year 2). 1. What did I want? I wanted my students to learn how to use probability tree diagrams to model and solve […]

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What I have to say to this year’s high school graduates

May 17, 2014
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Apparently when you get selected as the Garner Magnet High School Teacher of the Year, one of the things you have get to do is say a few words at the Honors Convocation, which is kind of like a mini-graduation ceremony for all of that year's honors graduates (the ones who have a 3.3 or […]

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Exhaustion and Giving Stuff Away

April 5, 2014
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Someone once said that anyone who visited a typical high school classroom would come to the conclusion that “teachers work very hard, and their students watch them work very hard.” When I first heard this, I remember thinking that it was both entirely true and entirely messed up. In fact, I think that it simultaneously […]

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Matt Farley is my hero

January 29, 2014
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If you've never heard of Matt Farley, you need to. He's a guy who's been writing about a hundred songs a day (you read that right) since 2008, and made $23,000 last year as a songwriter via royalties from iTunes and Spotify. Matt writes and records songs about almost any topic you could possibly imagine; […]

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