Monthly Archives: May 2012

Project Ideas for AP Calculus

I’ve been away from my classroom for three days of “professional development,” aka training, on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM).  During that time, I assigned my AP Calculus AB students a project to keep their minds focused … Continue reading

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The fantasies driving school reform: A primer for education graduates

Sadly, the following words ring hollow among education reformers who believe teachers are the primary factor influencing student achievement, and that privatizing education is the way to close the achievement gap. ‎”…As educators, you simply cannot remain uninformed and silent … Continue reading

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Choked Up in Calculus Class

Earlier this week, on my 48th birthday, I teared up in my first period calculus class after reading a collection of birthday notes from my students.  One student presented the construction paper compendium embellished with personal notes to me while … Continue reading

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