Some nuggets from TMC15:
- Exit ticket with student name + a grade = a quiz, not an exit ticket
- Give feedback before a final grade. Once student see the grade, written feedback is invisible.
- Arithmetic & math differ like spelling & writing. (Thanks Avery)
- Debating brings attention to the mathematical process
- Focus on the structure (roles, routines, etc) takes away the pressure of doing the math
- Vertical non-permanent surfaces (peterlilijedahl.com)
- What if you put the teacher desk in center of room…why do I even need a desk?
- Work on non-permanent, summarize by putting one good exemplar in notebook
- Teaching is not brain surgery, it’s harder. The anatomy of most brains is the same. The anatomy of most classrooms can vary greatly.
- We must share ALL our lessons
- Care about your students as much as Fawn
- We as teachers are all trying, to the best of our ability, to have students reach the best of their ability.
- Which One Doesn’t Belong (http://wodb.ca/)
- Music Cues
- A really interesting Rock-Paper-Scissors game http://improvencyclopedia.org/games/Evolution.html
- Math fights – find the median
- Does cold-calling have value or should I avoid it?