Entry 23 – Trust Me, This Will Make Future Problems Easier

Let’s just do a general reflection on what went well and what didn’t this week. PRE-ALGEBRA So we had a quiz on solving 1-step equations last week.  They didn’t do super.  It’s hard to help them make the shift from doing problems they can do in their head (x + 5 = 12) to actually … More Entry 23 – Trust Me, This Will Make Future Problems Easier

Entry 20 – The Biggest Impact on My Teaching

This week’s prompt: What/who has had the biggest impact in your teaching approach and why? I’ve got a few people, quotes, and books that have shaped the way I approach teaching. Rafe Esquith Esquith is best known for his book ‘Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire.’  He’s a retired 30-year, 5th grade teacher and really … More Entry 20 – The Biggest Impact on My Teaching

What I Learned From the Daily Rituals of 161 Inspiring Minds

Recently finished up Daily Rituals by Mason Currey, per Tim Ferriss’s recommendation.  The book explores the routines and habits of many great novelists, poets, artists, philosophers, scientists, musicians, and mathematicians.  When did they work?  How did they work?  How did they take their coffee?  What role did ‘inspiration’ or ‘motivation’ play?  What did their social … More What I Learned From the Daily Rituals of 161 Inspiring Minds