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Building on Life Experiences

The excitement of school vacation doesn’t end just because students have return to school.  From family trips to visiting relatives, students are filled with life experiences percolating in their mind. This excitement builds when they finally see their classmates and teacher with whom they want to share these experiences with. Have you thought about ways … Continue reading

Scaffolding from 10,000 feet

A friend of mine went skydiving for the first time.  She never jumped before so her first jump was tandem.  This process allowed her to enjoy the experience of jumping without the stress of having to remember everything to do.  It can take 25 times of tandem jumping before a student can jump alone. Tandem … Continue reading

Integrative Instructional Design

The pre-service teachers I work with often here me tout  “Instruction is not a one size fits all approach”.  This notion is based on Tomilson’s theory of differentiated instruction. Tomilson contends that teachers can and should provide multiple pathways to learning by differentiating three areas of instruction: content, process and product.  The idea of presenting … Continue reading

More than an Hour of Code

Ask the average 8 year old boy what he wants to be when he grows up and you will probably hear “make video games”.  Boys love video games because it gives them an opportunity to use their logic and reasoning skills in the context of a virtually crafted world that includes tools to build and … Continue reading

Why Students Should Explain Their Thinking

Multiple representation brings forth a whole new way of assessing students. Continue reading

The Algebra Problem

Did you know that research shows that students who complete a mathematics course beyond the level of Algebra II more than double the odds of pursuing and completing post-secondary education (Adelman, 1999). Many school districts now require completion of an Algebra I course prior to completion of 9th grade (Loveless, 2008). In California, however many … Continue reading

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