Category Archives: Blogs

SOCIAL MEDIA – Professional Development and Classroom Tools

I am giving a presentation on Monday,November 10, 2014 at the Association of Math Teachers of New York State. The annual statewide conference is being held in Syracuse, New York, this year. Attached are links to my presentation and handout. The … Continue reading

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Are Barbie’s Legs too long? Understanding Scale Factor

We have been deep into a unit on ratio, rate and proportions. The students have been studying proportions in tables, graphs and equations. One specific application of unit rates is scale factor. I spent a day in class introducing the … Continue reading

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Goals for a New School Year – Revisited

A year and a half ago, I had set down some goals for the 2012-2013 school year. I thought that now, at the end of the 2013-2014 year, it is time to revisit and revise my goals. Professionally: 1)  Learn … Continue reading

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Some Goals for the 2012-2013 School Year

It is almost the start of a new school year. This is one of the best things about being a teacher: that each year you have a new fresh beginning! Here are some of my goals. Almost all of them … Continue reading

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Teaching Tools (Edudemic)

10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future Visual Learning Evolved Currencies Personalization Gamification Social Media Game-Based Learning Connectedness Crowdsourcing Project-Based Learning Digital and Physical Merge One source that I find useful to keep me current on new technologies and … Continue reading

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You should be dancing….and finding ties to real life experience!

Dancing Fever! As I prepare for a new school year, a lot of preparation needs to be put into the development of ratio and proportion for the new common core standards in mathematics. I am always on the lookout for … Continue reading

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