Other Highlights from the Explore MTBoS Blogging Initiative
The #mtbos blogging initiative is producing some wonderful posts. Kent’s article about Heather Kohn’s better questions made me go back to find this one by Jennifer Fairbanks’ (@HHSmith) about a better question for solving quadratic equations. She gives her students 3 quadratic equations to solve, along with 3 choices of methods to use, but they can’t use the same method on more than one equation. They have to think before they squander that quadratic formula. What a great way to foster critical thinking!
The Day in the Life theme was fascinating, and inspiring, although tiring to imagine how busy these educators are on a daily basis. This one is from Mark Sanford (@hfxmark), a math teacher, whose day started at 5:30 am and ended at 10 pm. Of course, like many teachers, the actual classroom time only accounts for a fraction of his day. Jennifer Vadnais’ post is from the perspective of an instructional coach, (@RilesBlue) whose busy day includes dashing from one school to another. Different jobs, but equally demanding, and both are awesome educators, of children and grownups.
Written by Audrey McLaren (@a_mcsquared)