## ASSESSING FOR GROWTH IS FAR MORE IMPORTANT THAN RANKING

We have a formative assessment every Friday. One week it’s a team test and the next it’s an individual test. The team tests consist of low floor, high ceiling tasks…

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We have a formative assessment every Friday. One week it’s a team test and the next it’s an individual test. The team tests consist of low floor, high ceiling tasks…

All of my students are in randomly selected teams all of the time with the exception of individual assessments. This allows the students to productively struggle together and move forward together. Unfortunately, our “survival of the fittest” educational system has developed a student culture that in order for one student to move forward they have to be better than the other students....

I have always believed that one of my goals as a teacher was to help my students live a better life. As a math teacher I know that the more…

When math teams are working amazing math gets done. There are times where it almost seems like I’ve gone down the rabbit hole into some magical math land. All of my kids are up at their boards making charts, drawing graphs, sketching models and debating math.

Over 97% of my 11th and 12th graders have been failed by our “Survival of the Fittest” math education system.

When I first started teaching as a 20 something living on a tropical island I was decidedly not a super teacher. I learned how to be a decent teacher, good…

Last year I was lucky enough to work on a research project with an amazing teacher Karen Kurcz. We developed a system that greatly encouraged team work and maybe more…

Over my last four years teaching math at Grant I have noticed that a large percentage of my students have zero motivation. Motivation to succeed, motivation to fail, motivation to…

SY 2018-19 was a year of innovation and challenges for me. Some systems worked better than others but no single investment of time and money has helped more students learn…

During the second semester of SY 2018-19 I attempted to use Flipgrid for my students to do a video version of their Math Journals. More Math was learned as a…

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