Tag Archives: CCSSM

A Summer Course to Remember

I recently finished teaching an accelerated algebra 1 summer bridge course.  The following images best depict and contrast my experiences teaching the recent summer course and teaching my regular course this past year, in reverse order.  ***Regular School Year Experience***   … Continue reading

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Careening Towards My Curriculum Maps

With the new school year rapidly approaching, and teachers reporting back in two days, a near frenzied state stole over me.  Anxiety rose to its highs and lows over the summer for sure, primarily with the uncertainty of our district’s … 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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