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Glub Glub

August 30, 2016

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Need to come up for air… pretty much full duty, all day, including new folks and oh, all kinds of assorted things.  I am fully, 100% appreciating the literal meaning of “telling tales out of school, ” and  I shall not. Just say that … I brought my laptop home.   No way am I […]

Make! Make!

August 29, 2016

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Okay, I don’t ‘think visually’ so I couldn’t begin to tell you what a person could make… but I saw this https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/ready-set-make   and thought… oh, even *I* could make manipulatives… really creative manipulatives… with that thing. Hmmm…   It’ll be on my grant list 🙂  (It’s over a hundred dollars on W00t today.. and I […]

Reading

August 28, 2016

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(noting that I need to keep doing that :)) So I read in a blog about a teacher doing some “call and response” with his students. This got me to thinking about the relationship between “Direct INstruction” and “Call and response.”    My students learned a *lot* with SRA’s Corrective Reading, which had lots of […]

Week 2 comin’ up

August 28, 2016

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4:30 Friday I had a student come by … wondering how to figure out just what  to do in  math class.  That can involve clicking through the website… well, except that the  teacher had actually given them a list, summarizing what they had to do that week and where it was. As in, directions to […]

Arduous efforts

August 25, 2016

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It’s neat when people are working hard… and getting stuff done.   (Wish:  that the stuff were better designed so that I didn’t need to help with navigation, and we could focus on the math.)   There was much “productive struggle” happening. The analogy of the day:   “Tricks” such as arbitrary memorized “scaffolds” and […]

Inundation

August 23, 2016

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It’s Tuesday, which sort of should be less busy than Monday because lots of classes are MWF … except no, the four and five hour math classes are MTWF or MTWThF — and so if you *don’t* have English but you’re here anyway for Math, you … head down to D127. Happily I knew to […]

One of those effect things

August 23, 2016

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No, not affect, effect. The thing where when people wrote about certain stuff before they took an assessment — like their goals, I think, but I’m not sure — they tended to to better on the assessment/ Two people this past week got signed on to Reading Plus.   They did the Reading Plus assessment, […]