Archive for September, 2011

The Projectile Project – let’s do launch

Launching the first, very small project of the school year – a light lead-in to project based learning that was a hit, although not literally. Yet.

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“All we have to fear is fear itself.”

Truman’s famous quote from the depths of the depression rings true today in the classroom, and in the wider world.

Continue Reading September 11, 2011 at 8:32 PM Leave a comment

Thank God for the second time through…

What’s the sweet spot for years at a grade level?

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Expecting the Best

Shifting the culture of the classroom from critique to coaching.

Continue Reading September 4, 2011 at 8:12 AM Leave a comment

8th Grade Graphing Skills: less rubbish than I thought

Do kids learn and retain skills from one year to the next? Leveraging Monty Python’s “Ministry of Silly Walks” to find out (and teach the concept of distance vs time graphs).

Continue Reading September 3, 2011 at 8:11 AM 1 comment


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