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Focus

 

I just finished reading the book "Focus" by Mike Schmoker.  It it a great book for any curriculum, not just math. 

 

The first part of the book explores general teaching strategies and the importance of keeping things simple, providing clarity and prioritizing the curriculum. 

 

The second half of the book explores different curriculum areas: English, Social Studies, Science and Math.  Obviously, I concentrated on the math section of the second part.  The…

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Added by Stuart Kane on April 12, 2011 at 8:33am — 2 Comments

Using "clickers" in the classroom...

This past summer our district installed Promethean Boards in all the math classrooms (10 rooms). In addition, our school received 4 sets of ActivExpression Classroom Response systems (32 untis in a set). These units are handheld devices that each student uses wirelessly at their desk. They can input numerical answers, choose multiple choice answers, text in 140 characters, choose "yes" or "no" or "true" or "false" and also use a Likert scale. When we first received these devices, I did not use… Continue

Added by Stuart Kane on December 8, 2009 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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