Classroom Walkthroughs: Giving Teachers Feedback

Conducting classroom walkthroughs is a useful strategy for gaining an overall picture of instruction in the building. While brief in nature, walkthrough visits yield patterns of data in terms of the instructional strategies that teachers use, levels of student...

Aspiring to Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago as the new school year was about to get underway, New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow published an essay honoring teachers for their ability to transform lives. In the piece, Blow recalls the fourth grade teacher who literally took him in...

Developing to Example 9, Reasoning & Sense-Making

As I read through Jo Ann’s last post about Example 9 from the book. I loved the connections to questioning and discourse that she developed. Example 9- ‘More Than Meets the Eye’ is definitely an opportunity for students to explore, predict, justify, check,...

Focus in High School Mathematics Reasoning and Sense Making

Book Study Post 2 as it relates to “linking expressions and functions,” MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE (Example 9, pages 38-40) – a resource for  promoting mathematical practices: #1 – Attend to precision; #2 – Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others....