I am currently reading The Classroom Chef. There are a few things that I am realizing as I read this book.
- I am connecting with the right people on Twitter. I have only been on Twitter since February (thank you Josh), and I am familiar with most of the people that are mentioned in the book.
- These are my people. The ideas they share are not new to me. They are things that I have been trying to do in my teaching since my first year. That does mean that I am there. It is extremely helpful to have someone organize these thoughts, share their journey, and give structure to planning a lesson so that I can relook at what I have done and figure out how to get students curious and make learning more meaningful.
"'Teaching' is often confused with 'helping students learn content.' Each can exist separately."
The other is:
"The opposite of bored isn't entertained; it's curious."
Links I want to remember from the book:
- promotes good discussion on place value.
- use at the beginning of the year when working on decimals
- importance of labels - could refer to this when working with unit rates and determining with label
Here is the link to the lesson now with desmos graphing and creating a best fit line.
Music in the Classroom:
Helpful tips from Matt Vaudrey's Site
Google folder of music