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And ACTION! Math Instruction When You’re Out of the Classroom

MovieclipartThough it’s only the beginning of October, it’s time to write sub plans. Whether you're out because of a sick child, professional development, or a doctor’s appointment, creative approaches to planning for a substitute in your math (or any) class help the day run more smoothly. I've found that recording video lessons for the substitute helps enormously when I have to miss class. Read on to find out how you can create your own library of video lessons for the days that you're out of the classroom.

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Rethinking Motivation for the 2011–2012 School Year — Thanks Daniel Pink! Part Two

Class“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.

             —Albert Einstein

Welcome back for the second part of my two-part series on motivating students this school year and beyond. The picture to the right shows my homeroom students the first week of school. I am amazed by the expressions of determination on their faces every time I look at this photograph. In fact, I had the picture enlarged to a four-foot by three-foot poster and hung it outside our classroom door as a reminder that curiosity and excitement about learning do exist, even at this age. And without vigilance and the willingness to grant them autonomy, this flame can be extinguished in an instant.

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Rethinking Motivation for 2011–2012 School Year — Thanks, Daniel Pink! Part One

Icebreakersk5 “The ultimate freedom for creative groups is the freedom to experiment with new ideas. Some skeptics insist that innovation is expensive. In the long run, innovation is cheap. Mediocrity is expensive — and autonomy can be the antidote.”

—Tom Kelley, General Manager, IDEO

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Greetings From Top Teaching Advisor Stacey

BurtStacey_promo_xlg Welcome to room 11, my name is Stacey Burt and I am a math and science teacher enjoying my 14th year in the classroom.  After spending a decade working with 5th graders, I made the leap up to grade 6 and have adored every moment of it.  My educational background includes an undergraduate degree in elementary education and a graduate degree in special education with a concentration in gifted and talented education. Currently, I am a doctoral student researching self-efficacy as it pertains to mathematically precocious females in middle grades.

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