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The Problem with Word Problems Might Be the Way They Are Taught
Posted on Mar 22, 2017
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Math
  • Professional Development
  • Struggling Students
The Problem with Word Problems Might Be the Way They Are Taught

Traditional algebra word problems have a bad rap and for good reason. Students are hardly enamored with content of the typical word problem, and its relevance to the real world is questionable at best.

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Teachers Really Matter! Always!​
Posted on Feb 8, 2017
  • Janet R. Macpherson
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
  • Positive School Climate
  • Struggling Students
Teachers Really Matter! Always!​

Teaching is one of the most complex and challenging professions. For the most part, individuals who can’t stand the heat will leave the profession pretty quickly, ensuring that those who make a career of teaching do so because they believe teaching is a calling.

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Show Me What You Know—The Power of the Graphic Organizer
Posted on Nov 2, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Math
  • Struggling Students
Show Me What You Know—The Power of the Graphic Organizer

In order to achieve success with the use of graphic organizers, the teacher has to select the appropriate organizer, understand it, plan for how the organizer will be used to promote thinking, and develop appropriate questions and tasks.

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Talk the Walk
Posted on Oct 5, 2016
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • General Education
  • Struggling Students
Talk the Walk

Talking yourself through complex tasks (the walk) really works. We should be using this process when we teach and also encourage students to do it themselves when they are facing academic and other challenges.

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One Brain, Two Systems
Posted on Sep 21, 2016
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • General Education
  • Struggling Students
One Brain, Two Systems

How do we think? It depends. As you undoubtedly know, thinking about some things is easier than others.

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Exploring Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom
Posted on Sep 14, 2016
  • Bea Moore Luchin
Tags
  • Assessment
  • General Education
  • Math
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Exploring Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom

When correctly incorporated into classroom practice, the formative assessment process provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening. The process serves as practice for the student and a check for understanding during the learning process.

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