Girl’s Education – Free Online Course

11 12 2016

I’ve been participating in a free online course on Girl’s Education. I believe you can still start via this link.


The highlight for me today is this video from Carol Dweck

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5 Ways Teachers Can Participate in Their Own Professional Development by Brad Spirrison

22 09 2016

This blogpost gives some great ideas for participating in PD at a time convenient to you. Enjoy. 





Recipes for surprising Mathematics from Dan Meyer

16 06 2016

I love this approach. Thanks Dan.

When teaching probability and trialling the outcome of tossing a 6 sided dice 50 or 100 times I always select a group who are asked to refrain from conversation as the class discusses their results. They are primed to say that they have obeyed the same instructions as the rest of the class. This group have dice with 4,5,8,10 sides etc. 

For the purpose of discussion I project the class results for tossing  1,2,…,5,6. 

As the class members enter their results conversation starts about the chosen group. They are accused of cheating or not doing as told. Finally someone will realise that the group have dice with a different number of sides to theirs. 





The Maths of February 29 by Tony Mann 

29 02 2016

I was fascinated to read this informative article. Enjoy.

  





Amazon Launches Mathematics Education Movement

6 02 2016

I am excited to discover this information and website.

One student quotes “Maths esteem is self esteem”.

  

  





5 Tips to Help Conceptual Understanding in Maths by Crystal Morey

28 01 2016

This article succinctly lists our prime considerations when teaching for understanding. 

Experience means our explanation is shorter and more to the point. I am fortunate to have been encouraged by my Principal to keep explanations under 20 minutes- preferably 10-15. However, with some concepts this is really hard.

  





5 Tips to Stay Rejuvenated in 2016 From Teaching Channel

9 01 2016

Although this post is written for a different school year to ours, it contains good philosophies for every teacher for every term and every year. 

Enjoy and process.