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Used my superpowers

September 24, 2020

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So today I simultaneously helped two people on zoom in two different math classes, while in the lab had a first time visitor needing to figure out the tech stuff and her assignments, and a student in Stats class, … all needing instant analysis and solutions to assorted problems. Another person or two came in […]

Palliative education

September 24, 2020

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Palliative is one of the vocab. words for teh folks reading _Brain on Fire._ This is the flip side of “yes, I can work with higher level content to teach — yes, I’m going to call them lower level skills. There is benefit to teaching the basic mathematical thinking, especially if we can get to […]

training wheels

September 22, 2020

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Doing integer addition with two digit numbers. When I thought “okay let me drift away” … errors. All it takes is one. And it’s a bit like falling off a bike. You’re spending the time getting back up and wondering what you did wrong, but you don’t have time to figure it out. If I’m […]

teaching “at different levels”

September 22, 2020

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So, I have this setup working pretty well, though it SUCKS POWER MADLY so yesterday I was back to writing on whiteboard and holding it up to the camera b/c it drains faster than it charges so even plugged in… it ran out. ( I need to figure out how to “zoom” so that I […]

Forward, ho!!

September 21, 2020

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Found “pomodoro-tracker.com” and successfully *did* get about 40 minutes on Times Tables. Some of it was re-watching videos which … I really like. But oh, workin’ with students… **we need a low-stress, low-cost prep option.** Some of them do *not* need “acceleration,” but communication — and practice with independently navigating and owning learning. Some have […]

Mnemonic devices

September 20, 2020

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Okay, I’ve found something in the _Antiracism and UDL_ book that makes me cringe: the statement that “Each time you provide an acronym or a pneumonic devicethat serves as a guide for how to decode text, and mathematicalformulas or scientific symbols—you have torn down a barrierand built an on-ramp. When you have provided translations, pictures,songs, […]

Antiracism and UDL

September 12, 2020

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“ “Accessing the expressway of learning is a huge undertaking.Most times the expressway moves at a fast pace and gets peopleto their destinations more quickly than a roundabout streetapproach. While driving, I have seen rare times when the expresswaywas being utilized by more than just cars. I’ve seenwalkers, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. Walkers and bikers usuallystick […]

1A

September 10, 2020

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The WAMU radio show is talking to a “Futurist” about postsecondary ed. She is dreaming of a future where Harvard isn’t a big deal. Lots of people stressing: stop trying to imitate some mythical “full college experience” but be transparent about what it is… and that yes, lots of settings are good — for some […]

Launch a book!!!

September 9, 2020

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Okay, somehow I missed the Saturday email about the book launch team for Andratesha Fritzgerald’s book but I’m watching it now 😉 Yes, that was me they were talking about when they said some people “their thing” is not supporting Amazon, but reviews from “verified purchasers” are good for promoting. Yea, they’re right, but I”m […]

#MTBOS FTW

September 5, 2020

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Math Twitter Blog-O-Sphere for the win! Cathery Yeh tweeted, oh, 21 hours ago that “4 yrs, 2 rejections, 3 R & Rs later… Honored/excited to share ‘Reimagining Inclusive Spaces for Math Learnign!’ Challenging trad models of differentiation, we share design principles to broaden competence & participation for ALL!” with a link to that article by […]