Today we made sure our Algebra 1 students understood what it will take to get a high grade on the midterm we are giving in a few weeks. It took only a few minutes to review the schedule and provide them with time to self-assess. I am really hoping that by providing this time they will take more initiative to ask more questions and determine what they need in order to be successful on the midterm. I am worried that they won't. But, I'll only be able to tell the weekend of January 20. Oy.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!