Digital Learning, School Leadership

Tracking Student Progress

We track data all of the time in our personal lives like weight, steps, running speeds (maybe stealing those crowns on Strava...), and even how well we mow the lawn. This tracking is part of our motivation. So, how does this translate into our classrooms? Tracking student progress, according to Marzano, us about communicating a… Continue reading Tracking Student Progress

Financial Literacy, Leading Math

Car Insurance

Happy New Year! I believe in "practicing what I preach". For two years I taught financial skills to high school seniors, and recently I've had the opportunity to teach similar skills to adults. The lessons are a bit different as with kids the message was "Don't get in debt!" and the message with adults is… Continue reading Car Insurance

Leading Math

Let’s Talk Math (and dance a little)!

I'm a big proponent of conversations in the classroom. Students need ample opportunity to use academic language with each other to teach and learn from each other. It also gives me the opportunity to listen and learn. I learn misconceptions I may not have caught otherwise. Sometimes I even learn a different way to teach… Continue reading Let’s Talk Math (and dance a little)!