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Warm Ups

My MTBoS colleague, James Cleveland, blogged this week about his ponderings about warm ups for his class. I found it helpful, especially since I am thinking through similar ideas for my class. Part of my issue is that I do not feel I have effectively done warm ups. I have had “Do Now” problems on …Continue reading

More Metaphors for my Teaching Journey

I was cleaning out my “Camera Uploads” folder on Dropbox and moving the pictures to my computer. I hadn’t done this in a while and had been meaning to do so. As I was doing this, I came across this picture of myself and Wes Fryer from October, 2013. My first reaction to the picture …Continue reading

Grateful for EnCoMPASS 2014

At this moment, I am sitting in the Philadelphia airport waiting for it to be time to board my flight home. It has been a full week in Philadelphia for me as I have been a participant in the EnCoMPASS Summer Institute. Like last year, there were 16 on site participants alongside about 15-20 Math Forum, …Continue reading

Making the Change Happen

And for her next feat, our heroine figures out what the heck happened over the last few years.   On Saturday afternoon at Twitter Math Camp, we have flex sessions. One of those sessions was about how to deal with resistance to change. I think the original thought was to talk about dealing with that …Continue reading

Hi, my name is Lisa…

… and I am not one of the best, nor an amazing math teacher. I am at TMC14, which was described by my friend Glenn Waddell as follows: I heard #tmc14 described this way yesterday. 150 teachers who all believe they can change the world. Here they are. pic.twitter.com/Xa2bz01o9r — Glenn Waddell, Jr. (@gwaddellnvhs) July …Continue reading

A Change Will Do Me Good (apologies to Sheryl Crow)

I know I have been down this road before. I have written many posts over the course of the last year or so looking for some help, feedback, etc. (here or here just in the last 6 months). If I have learned something from blogging for almost 4 years now, I do a much better job of working through things when …Continue reading

Math Class With Less Direct Instruction?

I have a request and if you would be so kind to indulge me, I’d appreciate it. If you can answer the following, I would appreciate it. Tag me on Twitter (@lmhenry9) and/or post your answer in the comments (or blog about it and post the link in the comments). Thanks. How does a math …Continue reading

Algebra 1 Statistics Unit Materials

I have been meaning to blog these for a while.Below you will find the materials that I put together to use throughout my Statistics Unit. These are the learning targets that I used: 20 I can describe the center of the data distribution (mean or median). S-ID.2 21 I can describe the spread of the …Continue reading

End of 2013 Mid-School Year Reflections

It is New Year’s Eve, 2013. I’m not usually a reflect on the past year person, but for some reason, today I am. It has been a stressful year. I’m not going to sugar coat it. It’s not worth the effort. As much as I enjoy teaching, so much has changed over the last few …Continue reading

I Miss Blogging

There. I said it. I miss blogging. Between Kate’s and Michael’s recent posts and other things going on in my life, I have been thinking that a lot. Michael’s post challenged me so much that I had to respond to it. At the time I read it, I was in the car and had read …Continue reading

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