Category Archives: Connecting Ideas

7:20 TED talk and doodle session #TrinityLearns #showyourwork

(sketch by @katonims129) How might we experiment and learn together about creativity, communication, critical reasoning, and collaboration? What if we risk, practice, and share to make our thinking visible? How will we grow and learn if we practice and accept … Continue reading

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Visual: SMP-5 Use Appropriate Tools Strategically #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can use appropriate tools strategically. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5) Level 4: I can communicate details of how the chosen tools added to the solution pathway strategy using descriptive notes, words, … Continue reading

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SMP5: Use Appropriate Tools Strategically #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can use appropriate tools strategically. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5) But…What if I think I can’t? What if I have no idea what are appropriate tools in the context of what … Continue reading

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Visual: SMP-3 Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 But…what if I can’t? What if I’m afraid that I will hurt someone’s feelings or ask … Continue reading

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SMP3: Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP3 But…what if I can’t? What if I’m afraid that I will hurt someone’s feelings or ask … Continue reading

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A lesson in making use of structure from/with @jmccalla1

Jeff McCalla, Confessions of a Wannabe Super Teacher, published some really good thinking about collaboration vs. competition.  In his post, he describes challenging his learners to investigate the following: Which of these product rules could be used to quickly expand … Continue reading

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Visual: Encouraging mathematical flexibility #LL2LU

From Jo Boaler’s How to Learn Math: for Students: People see mathematics in very different ways. And they can be very creative in solving problems. It is important to keep math creativity alive. and When you learn math in school, if a teacher … Continue reading

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