In January, I chaperoned a field trip to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. We took in the larger-than-life portrait of George Washington and troops crossing the Delaware. We inspected the replica of a Colonial American bedroom. We considered the craftsmanship of Paul Revere's silver. ...and then we stumbled upon this empty picture frame. "Was the… Continue reading Blindspots
Teachers in Surrey District #36 have been using cross-curricular slow reveal graphs to encourage sensemaking and deepen inquiry! @nikileech shares some of her student's work.
The US prison system is broken. The data around who is impacted, and why, is devastating. ...and our students deserve to know about it. Educator Connie Rivera (con2ward at aol.com / @Rivera_Con) gifted us with a collection of slow reveal graphs linked to a unit called "Disproportionate Incarceration: Graphing, Proportional Reasoning, and Social Justice." Over the… Continue reading First #slowrevealgraph Special Collection: Incarceration in the United States
Excerpt from this blog post I slipped quietly into Room 304, trying not to distract the fourth graders, who were finishing up a writing assignment. I set up my laptop to project to the white board at the front of the room. The classroom teacher gave students a reminder that students had 1 minute left to… Continue reading “Why is the math teacher here for social studies?”