Monthly Archives: November 2013
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world…
Live as if you were to die tomorrow..Learn as if you were to live forever
my students say this to me ALL the time!
I may not post something I’m thankful for on Facebook every day in November, but I am grateful for my life. I’m blessed, I really am. I have a lovely roof over my head, a fantastic couch (more on that later!), a job that keeps me supplied in books, friendships that are both deep and frivolous, a family that has my back, and a bounty of gifts that are too great to enumerate. So just so you know, I know that the following list is somewhat petty in contrast to all of this. But I find these things disturbing, nevertheless. And since I’m blogging every single day this month, I’m going to share them with you.
1. Menu changes. There are a few things in life that I would like to think you can depend on, besides taxes and death. Like the BBQ chicken salad at Panera. And the Monterrey…
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love this shirt!!
At this week’s School Committee meeting, Mathematics Coordinator Maggie McGinty and Math Coaches Christine Grigsby and Kathy Lizotte presented (while literally wearing their enthusiasm for math in the form of team sweatshirts) some of the exciting work going on in Sudbury to advance coherence, rigor, differentiation, and empowerment in math. Here are just a few highlights:
Math Journaling: One of the most important potential levers in the Common Core is the emphasis on synthesis of knowledge, problem solving, and communicating one’s thinking. At all elementary grade levels, students are using journals to explain rigorous math concepts, building concepts like equations from the youngest ages. Here is what one SPS first-grade teacher had to say about journal work in her classroom:
The first graders absolutely love it – they take it seriously, they are engaged and invested. They are working very hard to make sense of the prompt or the…
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