Since my posts on classroom have been fairly positive, I thought I’d share the frustration that was the first day of exchanging students for mathematics. I can’t point to one thing that went wrong (because so many things did), but I think the problem was that it’s like re-winding to the first day of school, only it’s two weeks in which feels weird, and causes all sorts of dis-congruities, and logistical issues. Anyhow, I thought it was only fair to share the bitter since it’s all been sweetness and light on my blog up until now. I think it’ll settle tomorrow, but it’s all part of the job, isn’t it?
You can’t ask them to think about text that gives them nothing to think about…
2:44 pm , November 10 , 2013
Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.
My goals are:
- To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
- To reflect on my profession, and how effective various practices are;
- To understand the political and cultural context that we teach in; and,
- To network with other like-minded educators.
To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.
I can be contacted here.