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Gapminder

Gapminder

I am writing these more procedural lesson plans because I have two new teachers teaching the same course as me who just started this week. They are taking over for someone who is moving into a new role. I wanted them to have a greater understanding of what I do on a...

Independent Inquiry Projects

Independent Inquiry Projects

To say that the past two years have been a struggle for everyone is an understatement. Personally, I haven’t been the teacher that I know I could be. A few good friends have reminded me of a way to get back to that person, and here I am writing again. I needed it and...

When the right answer is ultimately wrong

When the right answer is ultimately wrong

I was taught the right way to eat a Snickers bar in second grade. While I would like to tell you how to do it, I promised Mrs. Meadowcraft I would never tell, and out of my deep respect for her, I won’t. At seven years old, I felt special that I knew the right way to...

Remote Learning: Google Slides and an overbearing teacher

Remote Learning: Google Slides and an overbearing teacher

This is another post in a series that highlights the successes of being in a full remote setting. I love being in class, weaving between tables as students work. I hear their conversations and see their writing as I pass by each group. Despite being in a pandemic and...

Remote Learning: Notice Wonder

Remote Learning: Notice Wonder

This is another post in a series that highlights the successes of being in a full remote setting.  Create The Learning Conditions I have tried different ways to create conditions for deep learning in a remote/hybrid setting. Getting all students to participate in a...

Remote Learning: Increased Communication

Remote Learning: Increased Communication

There are successes in a full remote setting. While I miss in-person learning and I’m looking forward to seeing my students when it's safe, I want to highlight remote learning successes for me to remember to implement when we are fully in person in the future. A major...

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