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Songs

February 17, 2018

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REally missing Mary Cliff’s “folk music and things you can see from there” show.  She’d have found the songs people have been singing *forever* — new ones and ancient ones, from all over the world — about the realities of evil and what people do to get around it. Meanwhile, back at the ranch … […]

Focus, focus

February 16, 2018

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Serendipity!   I’m trying to do that minimalist fraction stuff and this fraction lesson is linked to on twitter.   Yes, it’s Illustrative Math (IM) and I love this promotion of **going back** and doing stuff from earlier because that’s what they need.   This linked to a lesson on fraction number lines which is exactly what the quiz […]

Mass emails & creepy algorithms

October 3, 2017

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Okay, this blogpost about creepy twist to MAP test kinda hit home:    the test is also supposed to measure students’ “engagement,” and the teacher was supposed to intervene because, it would seem, a student was clicking through too quickly and was therefore deemed “disengaged.”   Well, the student just works that fast.  Yes, there are teachers […]

Structured vision

September 14, 2017

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…. that’s what I have, eh? Well, yesterday I *did* successfully put together “1.4”  — adding integers with the same sign number on the number line.   Next weeK  :   1.5   (adding different signs, then mixing htem up.) THen for *my* course I”m going to follow the ORton-Gillingham principle of ‘don’t teach the […]

Rules Rules Rules

September 5, 2017

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Mainly I’m doing the time-honored “find that powerpoint file so you can do a better video.”   Looked to youtube to see what’s out there already and found several “here are the rules!  This is EASY!!!”   — breaking two of *my* rules.  Don’t tell me it’s easy just because it’s easy for you!  and […]

We’re rolling…

September 1, 2017

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Friday, end of “week two.”   Labor Day holiday Monday. Yes, people post online and say “I’m teaching ___ for the first time this year — anybody have a curriculum?” Would I want to be in that class?   (Would I want to teach in that school?) It’s not raining in Houston… 50 inches, folks… […]

Math Summit ONline

August 1, 2017

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Christina Toldevold is doing what I’ve wanted to happen — a totally amazing online conference / summit with all those people I follow on Twitter — the #MTBOS math twitter blog-o-sphere.   Okay, half of ’em.   (THe other half are really K-2, tho’ I  do want to see the “stuff with number lines” session. […]