Category Archives: reflection

I have trouble talking about my teaching

I have trouble talking about my teaching. Part of the reason for this is that teaching is so damn complicated. This makes it hard for me to have conversations about how my students learn — especially to teachers that I … Continue reading

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Student as author and critic of mathematics

I’m hoping to improve my students’ journal writing experiences this year. After learning about problem-based journal writing from the work of Joseph Mellor and Carmel Schettino, last year I created/stole a fancy handout, rubric, and told the kids to go write. I … Continue reading

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The Mathography

During the first week of school this year I assigned a mathography. It’s essentially a math biography and details one’s relationship and life experiences with math. This was a new idea to me and my colleague Stephanie Murdock put me on … Continue reading

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The case for disorder in the classroom

I’m going to go ahead and say it. I think there needs to be more disorder in our classrooms. By disorder, I don’t mean kids throwing chairs and running amok. Instead, I’m thinking about those instances when teachers give students … Continue reading

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Why am I all about chalk and t-shirts this summer?

I need to let this out of the bag. This summer, I have had two things on my mind more than they probably should be: using sidewalk chalk buying t-shirts Why? Hang on. First here’s some of what I’ve done … Continue reading

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