My New Classroom

So I’ve talked about it before, but I was selected to be a guinea pig for a new 21st century classroom.  I’ll be teaching two classes in this classroom: Geometry Regents, and Applied Math (second half of year is called Consumer Math).  The Applied/Consumer math will consist of mostly PBL (project based learning), while Geometry will have […]

SBG – Question #1

In mentally preparing for this upcoming year, my brain (clearly a separate entity from myself, ala pilkington) keeps returning to a couple of sticking points regarding a transition to Standards Based Grading. Grades Go Down? Two issues: should they be able to go down? and how do you put that into practice without riot gear […]

Standards Based Grading

Why change? The answer to this question for me stems from the idea that I don’t really care when the learning happens, only if the learning happens. Part of me also sees how sbg could encourage some bit of student responsibility in their learning. They would know that if they didn’t get the stuff for […]

First Post (#WCIDWT)

What can I do with this?  This is the question that I seek to answer with this blog.  How can I improve?  How can I change for the good?  What changes will effect the students the most? I am a High School math teacher in upstate NY.  I currently teach Geometry (Regents), Algebra (Regents), Computer […]