Oh My! The Progression of Multiplication — Beyond Traditional Math

Well, I’ve watched this video three times now and I think I need to watch it at least five more times. I love, love, love how this presented to the audience. My take aways for when I am teaching multiplication: I need to stop stealing the opportunity to let my students use concrete tools! […]

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5 Tips for Establishing Respectful Group Work Routines — Beyond Traditional Math

When I first began to have students work in groups I gave it up immediately. Like literally, gave it up during the first activity I ever tried. As a new teacher I felt like half of the students were not paying attention to the task, kids were arguing, there was noise and chaos and I […]

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Put That Pencil Down! How to Practice Perserverance — Beyond Traditional Math

So this is my WORST habit. When a child doesn’t understand something, I pick up their pencil and start explaining. Bah! It’s my immediate go to strategy because the solution path is clear in MY mind. Why is picking up a child’s pencil a terrible idea? Some parts of the thinking may be clear in […]

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Reading deeply

Video on Reading for Comprehension

 

1. The purpose of academic reading is successful meaning-making of the text.

2. One might think comprehension is “knowing what the words mean” and “what the author said”. When there is no reflection, understanding breaks down. One may not know there is misunderstanding and thus one continues in ignorance. Therefore, a lot of attention has to be placed on getting to feel the lack of understanding/slow down in the face of the realization that one did not get it.

3. What research does exist makes clear that self-prompted main idea/summarization is the most important strategy.

 

4. All of the successful interventions with strategies to help meaning-making leads to the use a steady diet of formative assessments with progressively challenging texts to be read to check if comprehension and the use of specific strategies, are improving.

 

70 books to make you feel hopeful: An end-of-year reading list — ideas.ted.com

Need a dose of literary oomph and inspiration? Here’s a selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break. When you get snowed — or rained — in Take This Stallion by Anaïs Duplan An hour with this book will change even the pitch of your internal thoughts, as…

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Webinars – Small Business Development Center – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Webinars – Small Business Development Center – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Liked this resource: Thinking Mathematically : nrich.maths.org

Thinking Mathematically : nrich.maths.org.

Trying out math lessons on AAAMath.com

Fractions.

Idea 176: Beat the Calculator Maths Starter Game

Idea 177: Maths Estimation Starter Activity