Monthly Archives: October 2012

Balancing Classroom Management and Pedagogy

My 5th period algebra 1 class significantly exceeded my tolerance threshold yesterday after more than a few requests to focus on their work.  The thirty-three freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in this section repeatedly go off task irrespective of the assignment, … Continue reading

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Findings from Frustration

The roller coaster ride of a public school teacher brings moments of pure joy and sheer terror.  Frustration builds up over time, yet it brings a silver lining pointing out the key areas for improvement, both individually and systemically.  My … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Small Wins

Two weeks ago, after scoring an end of the first marking period test taken by two of my algebra 1 sections, thoughts of doom and despair entered my mind.  Students obviously struggled with the content, as they averaged a 38% … Continue reading

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