Monthly Archives: July 2013

My session slides for #pcsceQuip13: Designing Mathematical Tasks

In my session we spent some time doing a Visible Thinking Routine around 5 mathematical tasks, then did a run through of some quick ways to improve or attempt a mathematical task. Here are links to some of the tasks … Continue reading

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Toward changing teacher practice and mindsets

This post will serve partially as an answer to Adam’s blog post about changing practice and beliefs about math instruction and partially as a way to set some things straight in my own head. The past few years, I have … Continue reading

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Great moments in cognitive coaching, “Scrubs” edition

Presented without comment, from Scrubs episode 1:8, “My 15 Minutes”. A bit of performance evaluating from Dr. Cox.  

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Kicking things off: How do I start the facilitation of a problem?

So you’ve decided to undertake inquiry-based learning. That’s great. I’m really glad you see the inherent value in having students swim through a challenging problem on their own a bit before the teacher jumps in with instruction. I’m also glad … Continue reading

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