Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I get excited when I see students using models to solve problems. I gave em the rubric that I'll use to assess them and put em to work. Great problem! Great thinking!
Friday, March 15, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
At the last math club I asked the students to bring me some of their math work so I can get some samples. That was a problem. Too many teachers either DON'T ASSIGN work that students can produce or THEY COLLECT IT and don't hand them back to the students. I feel that is definitely an area ALL teachers need to improve upon. Provide multiple opportunities for students to showcase their knowledge and when they turn it in to you....GIVE IT BACK TO THEM once you grade it. So that way, math club sponsors like me can have something to photograph!
Thursday, February 14, 2013
It't the 3-month crunch before the Georgia CRCT and all of our remediation programs are in full-swing, Saturday School, After-School Remediation, Pause for the Cause, Operation Meet AYP, etc.. It's also the start of Track Season and I'm in the Girls Coach so that eats up my after-school time. In addition, I'm in my 2nd semester of grad school, so that eats up a chunk of my time as well! In addition to that, I also work part-time at Barnes & Noble so there's that as well. IN ADDITION, Math Club has to start training for the county competition in April and I'm the sponsor. It's getting to be a bit much. Something's got to give. I'm thankful that I don't have any children because I would't know how to manage it all. I have a whole new appreciation for single parents. Their schedule must be CRAZY! So happy Valentine's Day to all of my single mom's out there. I greatly appreciate all that you do for our students!!
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
I subscribe to http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ and this week they mentioned stupeflix. Thought I try it out and see if I like it. I do. This is a video of last year's track team. Was easy to make. Took about 10 mins to convert to video format. The site was really easy to use. Buttons were user-friendly. I'm digging it!
Monday, September 10, 2012
Lol! After reflecting on some things that I say in the classroom I might come across as kinda mean. But hey, it builds character.
- "Failure to prepare, is preparation for failure"
- "Man up"
- "Circle, box, star, underline, highlight your final answer"
- "SHOW YOUR WORK"
- "Label your units"
- "I understand what you're saying, but then I don't understand what you're saying"
- "It's gonna be okay"
- "That's the lame answer. Give me the REAL answer"
- "Does that make sense?"
- "Keep hope alive"
- "On to the next one"
- "Stop being goofy"
- "Your shirt's looking crazy right now. Tuck it in."
- "Stop acting brand new"