Category Archive for ‘Back to School’

My Goal This School Year Is to Get Students More Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

by | 10.2.19

I start off the school year by going over the scientific method with my students. I ask if they know what a hypothesis is, and they say, “A hypothesis is an educated guess, and then you collect data, and you prove it right or wrong.” And I say, “Well, it’s a little bit more than that. I’m going to tell you a fact: There has never been a hypothesis proven correct. That’s not what science is.”

Building Relationships That Last

by | 7.31.19

I have my students in sixth grade – but I keep up with them all the way through middle school. Building relationships with kids is at the heart of what I do every year.

Building Modern Classrooms That Meet the Needs of All Learners

by | 9.11.18

A couple of years ago, I started my fourth year of teaching high school math at a new school in Washington, D.C. What struck me right away was the diversity of learning levels in my classroom. More specifically, how many of my new students believed they just didn’t belong in a math classroom at all.

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