Category Archives: reflection

End of the 2017-18 school year

Another school year in the books. As with each passing year, a lot happened in 2017-18. Bullet points seem appropriate. First and foremost, my adventures with problem-based learning took up most of my mental real estate. That journey deserved its … Continue reading

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PBL v2

So my yearlong experiment with problem-based learning has concluded. After attending Exeter Math Institute last summer, I decided to overthrow my units and use problems as the foundation of how my kids learned each day. Throughout the course of the … Continue reading

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We have a lot to learn from skateboarders

Last week I was sitting in the park watching a skateboarder. He was alone and clearly practicing his moves, trying to get better at a variety of different stunts. I must have watched him for 15 minutes and, I estimated … Continue reading

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My NBCT journey…for now

Four years ago I sensed myself reaching a professional climax. I finished my master’s degree a few years earlier and I started to level out. I had done a lot of little things as a teacher; I attended and facilitated … Continue reading

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I have a senior in my fifth period algebra 2 class

I have a senior in my fifth period algebra 2 class who, after failing 3 of the 4 marking periods, has lost all hope in earning credit for the class or passing the Regents exam. Neither is going to affect … Continue reading

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