Sunday, April 28, 2013

MCTM Notes

I didn't really go to a bad session, I took something away from every session I went to. I had a goal to learn about what to do with my Honors Stats after the AP exam and that was taken care of by Andy Pethan, his talk on "Rebuilding Statistics."

I am in my 3rd year of doing sbg and I am feeling a bit unsatisfied when I go to talks on the subject (but I still go). I have been incorporating problem solving along with my skills assessment and that is working well. I have made it so that my workload is manageable and the students are successful. The problem solving piece has made my course more challenging and interesting yet it is still accessible to the kids who struggle. I am in the process of organizing my stuff since I have been job hopping.

I liked what Carol Mahler did with her 7th graders at St. Louis Park. She developed a program so that students work at their own pace and it was very well planned out and successful. I am excited to see it all when she posts it and hope to use a lot of it when I teach 6th and 7th grade next year.

1 comment:

  1. Not sure of your email address so I'll just put this here.

    Our district positions just opened up so you need to apply here:

    It's listed as a long-term sub position, but I don't think this a temporary spot - a lot depends upon a levy and our state. We just cut this year though so I doubt there is any more coming.

    I'll drop a word to our principal and colleagues and hopefully we can navigate through this licensure issue. Your SBG experience and a good word from Astein could go a long way. I'm sure my principal will put a lot of stock into Astein's opinion, so I was glad to hear you left Johnson on good terms.

    Let me know if you have any trouble or questions.