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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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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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Observation of Practice – Learning Together

What if we lend another our perspective? What if we focus on what is happening in classrooms in purposeful and focused ways? What if we model and embrace formative assessment of our practice? What if we add additional feedback loops … Continue reading

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SMP7: Look For and Make Use of Structure #LL2LU

We want every learner in our care to be able to say I can look for and make use of structure. (CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP7) But…What if I think I can’t? What if I have no idea what “structure” means in the context … Continue reading

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#BrightSpot Ethnography and #Buoyancy using Twitter – Learning Together

To pursue bright spots is to ask the question “What’s working, and how can we do more of it?” Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Yet, in the real world, this obvious question is almost never asked. (p. 45, Heath and Heath) …“buoyancy”— … Continue reading

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