Monthly Archives: September 2014

A is for All Together Day

Last week during eighth grade Common Time, teachers Shirley and Emma posed this query to the students: How can we use lunch time to build community and connection in the middle school? The students brainstormed what Emma labelled the “Genius … Continue reading

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Bringing the Laptop Six to Life

A seventh grade student stopped by my office last Friday and here is a transcript of the dialogue, to the best of my recollection: Student: You may hear someone shouting your name. Just ignore it. Me: Shouting my name? Student: … Continue reading

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Remember linear functions?

  Remember learning linear functions in algebra? Maybe not? It’s a shame really, since it was one of the most important concepts your teacher taught you. To jog your memory: You most likely had graph paper and spent a lot … Continue reading

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