A Day In The Life of an Educator

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#DITLife 4 and 5 - Finishing the Week

This class has me working harder than ever, but I really feel as if I am bringing my best game here – synthesizing a lot of what I have learned over the last eight years, and putting the differentiation, engagement, formative assessment and planning strategies into practice.  I am fortunate to have a co-teacher; logistically, I don’t think it would be possible to manage this size class with this range of ability alone.  Hey – wait a minute – that’s what I’ve tried to do before….

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Day in the Life - Days 1 and 2 of 5

I’m going to be brave here and write about the class where I have my greatest struggles – the inclusion Geometry class that I am co-teaching with a teacher new to our school as of February 1.  This class,  which I have written about before, is a slower track class filled with juniors and seniors whose mathematical abilities span a wide range.  I am trying to address their many needs, challenge those students who are ready for it and support those students who need more success, all while learning how to work with another teacher with a different style than mine.  A challenge for me as well as them.

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Sixteenth day (Arduino demo)

I blog my class notes after each class in my new freshman design seminar for bioengineering majors (plus a few extra posts thinking about the course).  The 16th day was one of the more detailed writeups (as well as the most recent one).

I also have notes after each of my Applied Circuits classes last Spring.

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Weaving short discovery activities in with direct instruction

Weaving in and out of short discovery activities, following up with notes and practice seems to be effective.  I do have some students who want me to give them notes straight up without having to grapple with the math first.  They were quite clear about that in my first semester reflection piece.  And I understand that they feel tentative and are fearful of making mistakes.  It is for that very reason I don’t give up on providing short discovery activities.

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