“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” Alan Watts After several years of teaching at the elementary level, I took a leap to a new district where I began teaching middle school mathematics. Looking back, I cannot believe how much I… Read More Join the Dance!
I decided to take a risk today. And it wasn’t bad! or wild! or necessarily great! I’m so proud of my young mathematicians… and me! … Read More Multiplying Signed Numbers: Velocity and Hot Wheels
“Each cartoon was accompanied by an inspirational mathematician… and those mathematicians looked like the students sitting in my classroom, with pictures in vibrant colors and biographies that expanded on the three ideas listed above.”… Read More Good Mathematicians and Great Mathematicians
I invite my students into the evaluation process of formative assessments. I ask them to reflect on their learning and mastery. After completing an exit ticket, I ask the mathematicians to think about their level of understanding. Read More I invite my students into the evaluation process of formative assessments.#mathchat #openupmath #learnwithim #mtbos #iowamath@MTMS_at_NCTM Blog:https://t.co/GlYnKhg0ag… Read More NCTM Blog 3: #ExitTicketGoals
One of my favorite ways to reflect on the year is to assign my students a My Year in 3 Pictures project. They get an opportunity to use their metacognition and use their creative talents to make a beautiful product representing their growth (hopefully) in Math class! This project is inspired by a technology session… Read More My Year in 3 Pictures
This is the second blog post in a 4-part series for NCTM! How do you foster active learning in your classroom? Making a change to a higher level of active learning can open the door toward deeper learning and understanding.#mtbos #openupmath #learnwithim #coreadvocates #iowamath NCTM Blog:https://t.co/2PHiYyTlzR pic.twitter.com/By9hSasUG4 — Morgan Stipe (@mrsstipemath) May 13, 2019
I was sitting there, realizing that I need to improve my craft, and I thought, Why not involve my students in the evaluating process?… Read More Keeping Up with the Formatives
Recently, I was visiting with a veteran teacher, someone that is an inspiration and a support system in my career. I asked how his new (not math) curriculum was going and if he’d started yet. He replied, a little defeated, “The material just seems so scripted. And gosh that makes me uncomfortable. I mean, why… Read More (Don’t) Lose Yourself