Lesson Support Strategy

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06 May: When Thinking Is Part of the Curriculum

Armed with Peter Liljedahl’s 2021 text Building Thinking Classrooms and the pain and frustration of the social upheaval and pandemic deaths of recent years, I set out to push the boundaries of my abilities to teach math and help students realize more of their true potential. In a whirlwind of change, I departed from the status quo. How did I fare? Did transformation take place?

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11 Mar: How to use your Media Specialist (and What to Do if You Don’t Have One!)

Media Specialists and classroom teachers can make a powerful duo. The Media Specialists have great expertise that classroom teachers can utilize – building curated resources, fostering a love of reading, integrating technology into instruction, guiding quality research, and collaborating on lessons or units. If you don’t have a certified Media Specialist, find some great advice on how to partner with your local public library!

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15 Dec: 5 Ways Design Thinking Helps Overcome Learning Loss

Schools today are facing many challenges and one of them that needs solving now is how to handle learning loss. One solution to this problem is Design Thinking. Design Thinking is a creative process that begin with empathy and problem defining and end with implementation. This creative process encourages students to redefine problems, inspire new ideas, take informed risks, and never stop learning.

students working together on a math problem

08 Dec: Still A Work In Progress – A Change in Math Teaching

I wanted to create a space where my students could make mistakes and be okay, where they actually liked coming to my class, where they felt “smart” in their own way wherever they were in their learning, where they would push themselves to do better than yesterday, where they could struggle with something and still be alive to tell about it.