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Day in the Life: April 24, 2017 (Post #10)

I’ve decided to chronicle this school year through my blog. It’s part of Tina Cardone’s Day in the Life book project. This is the tenth post in the series. 5:30am | Rise and shine. It’s later than I would have liked, but I didn’t sleep … Continue reading

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On my journey and the mathematicians beyond white dudes initiative

At the end of last school year, I did a lot of soul-searching. In the midst of finalizing where I was going to teach beginning this year, I found myself reevaluating many of the core values that I hold as a teacher. … Continue reading

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I had an unforgettable 7th period class today

I had an unforgettable 7th period class today. And it had nothing to do with mathematics. The kids walk in. I assign seats every Monday using popcicle sticks, so they each grab one and make their way to their new … Continue reading

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VNPS, VRG, and creating flow

Last summer at TMC16, I learned about vertical non-permanent surfaces (VNPS) and visible random groupings (VRG) from Alex Overwijk, which is based on the work of Peter Liljedahl. Despite the explosion of ideas that I came across at the conference, I … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: March 24, 2017 (Post #9)

I’ve decided to chronicle this school year through my blog. It’s part of Tina Cardone’s Day in the Life book project. This is the ninth post in the series. 5:15am | I wake up, make some coffee, and put my lunch together. I sip coffee and read … Continue reading

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