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A Podcast on Twitter & #MtBos

  A while back I received an email from Josh Greesonbach, one of our district’s Instructional Technology Integrators, asking if I would be interested in helping with a Podcast on using Twitter.  Our district is fairly large with over 60 … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two In-services

August is a time for professional development in our district.  Sessions are held almost daily, with topics such as technology integration, working in a collaborative teaching environment, first aid/CPR training, and content specific training (ie. TI-Nspire training for math teachers).  I … Continue reading

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EOC Review – Grouping strategy

Most of the activities in this review unit involve group work, and obviously, there are many ways to do this.  Often in class I allow students to choose their own partners, and frequently this works really well as students tend … Continue reading

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EOC Review: Day 1 – flight to Europe

We started our Algebra 2 review today by boarding a “flight” to Europe.  My plan is to visit a country a day, with an activity and a snack as a tie in with the topic we are reviewing. Last week … Continue reading

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Reviewing for EOC Test

Our end of course test for Algebra 2 is in two weeks. Since this is my first year at a new school, teaching new content, I feel an immense amount of (self-inflicted) pressure for all of my kiddos to do … Continue reading

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Treading water…barely

During my first year of teaching, a colleague told me the first year was all about keeping your head above water.  Year two, you make notes about what went well, and make modifications to things that didn’t.  Hang in there … Continue reading

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Factoring Foldable

My 8th graders really got factoring this year!  Because of all of the time lost due to snow days, I was attempting to compact the curriculum, and decided to teach factoring and solving quadratics at the same time (instead of … Continue reading

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