Monthly Archives: April 2014

[NCTMNOLA Processing Session 5] Networks and Silos

This will be the fifth and final NCTMNOLA Processing Session. It’ll be short too, just a quick debrief. I vacillate between the poles of “math is different” and “math is just like other subjects.” Sometimes I wonder if math teachers … Continue reading

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[NCTMNOLA Processing Session 4] I may have missed my calling

Those most mathematical fun I had at NCTMNOLA was in sessions focused on Elementary School level math. Either by accident or by impulse I found myself drifting into sessions that one would associate with K-5. Well, if that’s the case, … Continue reading

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[NCTMNOLA Processing Session 3] Summer School is Dead, Long Live Summer School

In between the instant they opened the door to Jo Boaler’s talk on “Promoting Equity Through Teaching for a Growth Mindset” and when she began speaking, I, Eleanor, and a few others in my row banded together as Jo Boaler … Continue reading

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[NCTMNOLA Processing Session 2] What math teachers applaud

I realize now I’m recapping NCTM in order of sessions that force me to process things. Dan’s presentation definitely forces me to do just that. Dan’s talk focused on the lessons he learned while playing countless hours of Angry Birds, … Continue reading

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[NCTMNOLA Processing: Session 1] Classroom technology (and everything else): Start with the why

About that NCTM tech panel… I’ll be writing a fuller, NCTM recap (hopefully) sometime this week but I wanted to get some thoughts out there for my own sanity (yes, I write to process). There was a panel during NCTM … Continue reading

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My NCTM Slides and Resources: Designing Your Problem-Based Classroom

Here is the powerpoint and additional resources for my NCTM 2014 presentation: Setting the Scene: Designing Your Problem-Based Classroom NCTM – Setting the Scene [PPT] NCTM_Problem Based Learning one pager_Krall [PDF] The Source Texts NCTM Research Brief – “Why Is Teaching With … Continue reading

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