A Problem Based Learning Starter Kit

You've seen the tasks. You've read the research. You're basically bought in. But how do you begin? More importantly, how do you introduce students to inquiry driven learning? Or maybe you're not convinced. Perhaps you maintain that the teacher is the primary knowledge constructor. Perhaps you've been burned in the past by inquiry driven instruction. … Continue reading A Problem Based Learning Starter Kit

A Critical Ingredient Missing From My Math Blogging

Recently I came to a convicting realization recently with the help of a friend. If I'm painting with a broad brush, I'd suggest that effective math classrooms have three things in place: Quality mathematical tasksEffective facilitationSocial and emotional safety I'm not sure if there's a rank-order of the importance of these ingredients to a successful … Continue reading A Critical Ingredient Missing From My Math Blogging