5th Grade Math Enrichment… Not Just Paper Based Skill and Drill

By Hilary Pietz The “I Wonder” In the first few months of school, most educators evaluate the needs of their learners.  I tend to focus on needs of my learners and how to make growth. In the past, I have had a heavy focus on the students who are struggling with expected skills in 5th … Continue reading 5th Grade Math Enrichment… Not Just Paper Based Skill and Drill

Flipgrid in Math Workshop

By Stephanie Pedro (@StephPedro007) Flipgrid has provided students with opportunities to share their thinking while problem solving.  This tool has also allowed students to use high order thinking strategies to demonstrate learning of new skills and vocabulary.     CCSS requires fourth graders to add and subtract fractions with common denominators using area models and … Continue reading Flipgrid in Math Workshop

Blogging: a way for students to collaboratively engage in real world experiences

By Christine Bean Kotuby (@mhhsmsbean) Why Blog? Blogging provides students with a way to amplify their voice in topics that interests them. Implementing Blogging in the Classroom: In my high school science classes, students have a separate google classroom that they use as a hub to communicate with each other in a safe, respectful manner. … Continue reading Blogging: a way for students to collaboratively engage in real world experiences

Connected Learners Problem Solve & Engage in Accountable Talk

By Jen Saarinen (@snej80) How often does every student share their thinking in your classroom? How frequently do you ask your students to connect with one another outside of class to talk about their learning? How often do you have the time to have every student share their interests beyond needing a grade. Before I … Continue reading Connected Learners Problem Solve & Engage in Accountable Talk

Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid

By Susan Castigliego (@SusanCast7) Brief description of my rotation model: Students in my class have been doing a three station rotation in math workshop from the beginning of the year.  The three stations include a core teacher directed station, a digital instruction station, and an independent station. Each station would go for 15-20 minutes. This … Continue reading Differentiated Instruction in Math Workshop with FlipGrid

Students Taking Accountability for Assessment Readiness

By Caitlin Booth (@mhhsMsBooth) & Wayne Lima (@limawMHHS.) Problem: The race against the clock is a constant in the classroom when trying to balance curriculum goals and student mastery.   Setting: High School Algebra Classroom Question to be answered: How do you scaffold your classroom so that students are receiving needed support while pushing students to … Continue reading Students Taking Accountability for Assessment Readiness