Category Archives: Education

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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And the Grammy Winner is…..

Ruben and the 7B swag team!  Probability!!  It all started actually a couple of years ago, 3 to be exact, when some of my students made an instructional video complete with original song parody “It’s raining numbers”.  This school year, 2013-2014, … 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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Day 6 of the Blogging Challenge – What does a good Mentor do?

Day 6 of the Blogging Challenge – What does a Good Mentor Do? Well, technically, today is day 9, so I am a few days behind!  I chose to blog about mentoring, day 6 challenge, and then hopefully get back … Continue reading

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Day 4 of the Blogging Challenge! Top ten things I love most about Teaching!

“Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one … 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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    This year, I have expanded my use of the flipped classroom in my 7th grade and 7 accelerated math classrooms. It has been a successful structure to use. Students, parents, administrators and support teachers have responded positively. Some … Continue reading

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