My Favorites Thursday Afternoon #TMC13

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The Hole Punch Game  – shared by colleague at Quality Core training, for reviewing or skills practice. 

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2 Minute Assessment Grid –  for student reflection at end of lesson or unit of study, all related posts are linked here.  Read about this in a post, I am sorry, I don’t remember who to credit, but found it again via Pinterest.

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Student Engagement Wheel from @dsladkey –  teacher reflection tool to score themselves on providing opportunities for student engagement. Reflections from a High School Math Teacher blog is where I first read about this tool.  The book offers very practical strategies for each slice of the wheel.

 

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How I implemented…

Choose 1 class
Score everyday for one week
Analyze your average
Create a plan of action for improvement
Discuss with colleague for accountability.
Implement
Reflect
Discuss with colleague for accountability.

Repeat with different class of students.

Initially, it takes only a couple of minutes to fill-in the wheel daily, but had great impact on my planning…

Also, allow your class to fill-in last couple of minutes in class…very interesting to hear their perspectives on each slice, they are very honest.

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On this particular day, students told me we had used graphing calculators, but not to enhance learning.  I appreciated that statement because it says just because we are doing “things” does not mean they impact student learning.

The other thing they pointed out – I use index cards to randomly call on students, almost always, but they laughed because I didn’t on this day which caused me to lose that piece of pie.

Pam Wilson, NBCT
Currently Reading
5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions, Smith & Stein
Teach Like  a Pirate, Dave Burgess
From Ashes to Honor, Loree Lough

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