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22 Powerful Closure Activities

What Is Closure?<p>Closure is the activity that ends a lesson and creates a lasting impression, a phenomenon that Colorado State University professor …

Teaching

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

Facts About Round Robin Reading<p>In RRR, students read orally from a common text, one child after another, while the rest of the class follows along in …

Teaching

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Embry and Biglan describe how a kernel might help the parent whose child is struggling to get out the door on time for school: “Alone, such a …

Teaching

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Pedagogy

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

Building Resiliency<p>The encouraging news is that young people have the innate capacity to bounce back from adversity. You can create an environment …

RESOURCES

A selection of resources to support students' learning of mathematics, and teachers' and schools' promotion of such. Note that the images included on …

Math Zone

Math Zone<p>SaneSchool<p>Excellent work done quickly.<p>PDF of divisibility rules and their (detailed) explanations. The explanations try to stay within reach …

Mathematical art lessons

On this page you will find a selection of fully-resourced lessons with a 'mathematical art' theme. The activities in these lessons will help to …

Tetrahedron Wall Art

When I left my first teaching school (the one I’m back working at again now) I decided to make a piece of art as a leaving gift for my colleagues in …

15 seconds at a time

Algorithms

Stats 50: Mathematics of Sports

Final projects<p><i>The ownership of any rights and privileges associated with these works is solely that of the listed authors.</i><p>Basketball<p><b>A DESCRIPTIVE</b> …

Why Winning in Rock-Paper-Scissors (and in Life) Isn’t Everything

What does John Nash’s game theory equilibrium concept look like in Rock-Paper-Scissors?<p>Rock-Paper-Scissors works great for deciding who has to take …

Mathematics

11 Essential Altered Tunings Every Guitarist Should Know

Standard tuning, in which the strings are tuned, low to high, to E A D G B E, has been extensively explored and mined for riffs, licks and chord …

Guitar

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Teaching

Is That Even A Problem???

Ask others what problem solving means with regard to mathematics. Many will explain that a problem is when we put a real-world context to the …

Professional Development: What should it look like?

A few weeks ago Michael Fenton asked on his blog this question:<p><b>Suppose a teacher gets to divide 100% between two categories: teaching ability and</b> …

Never Skip the Closing of the Lesson

Once again, Tracy Zager has pushed us to think about our teaching. In her recent talk at #TMC16 Tracy asked us to consider what it means to “close …

Resources > Problem Solving - examples and solutions

Problem Solving - examples and solutions<p>MEI Problem Solving Guide<p>This guide has been produced by MEI for all teachers of GCSE and A level Mathematics …

Giving feedback the ‘Michaela’ way

I’ve written before about marking, but just to summarise: it has always been something I’ve loved doing. There was something in that Boxer-like …

20 YouTube Channels Every Math Teacher Should Know About

July 18, 2017 YouTube remains one of the best resources for educational video content to use with students in class. Over the past few years we …

The Search for Real-World STEM Problems

Complete Coverage<p>—Courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action<p>If you want to …

What happens if you guess? - Leigh Nataro

How to Become a Google Certified EDUCATOR (video walkthrough)

Pinterest<p>How to Become a Google Certified EDUCATOR<p>Ready to get Google Certified? Find out what it takes to become a Google Certified Educator. In …

5 websites you need to spend an hour at and steal amazing resources for your classroom this fall.

I have not used a math textbook with my students since returning to teaching 4 years ago. My curriculum is the Minnesota State Math Standards. (we …

Teaching

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years

Science and positive psychology point the way to the future of leadership.<p>The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on …

What If Trump Had Won As a Democrat?

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. And taking the idea seriously offers revealing insights about our political culture.<p>Not long ago, the writer Peter Beinart offered an interesting idea about our 45th president: “Someone should write a novel in which he runs and wins as a Democrat.” Underpinning this …

Challenging the status quo in mathematics: Teaching for understanding

Despite decades of reform efforts, mathematics teaching in the U.S. has changed little in the last century. As a result, it seems, American students …

21 YA Books You'll Want To Get Your Hands On This Summer

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Debt Machine

A look into the global economic system, focusing on the role of debt and Europe's debt crisis spiraling out of control.<p>Filmmaker: Laure Delesalle<p>Debt drives financial markets, creates profit and generates an endless cycle of production and consumption.<br>Many aspects of modern life revolve around …

Is This “Real World”?

I hear a lot about “real world” math. While I agree that we need to make sure our students are engaged with their math, I wonder if making things …