Dear New Teachers

Today, a representative from theladders.com emailed me asking if I could promote the site on here with a post for new teachers. Either spambots are getting smarter, or there’s been a sudden spike of interest in the blogs of recovering math teachers turned tech...

The Givachit Scale

Yesterday, John Stevens and I have a workshop for the lovely math teachers of Madera County. It was fantastic. The drive up and down gave us plenty of time in the car to listen to Jimmy Fallon skits and female-fronted rock bands, but also time to discuss our new roles...

How do you know all this stuff?

That question was asked by the principal at one of my Elementary schools. Initially, he was hesitant to ask for my help. As the new EdTech Coach for the district (hired this year), he and I were both unsure of my role at his school (or my role at any of my 13...

What’s Missing?

This tweet caught my eye last week. @mr_stadel @robertkaplinsky @Jstevens009 @MrVaudrey do you guys think you would be more effective coaches if you taught one period a day? — Tim McCaffrey (@timsmccaffrey) November 14, 2014 Three things on that. 1.) I’d be a...

Good Ideas

Here’s what’s happening. Music Cues A teacher, previously averse to new tech tools, installed iTunes and added my collection of Music Cues to it. She’s planning on using a few to start up, then adding more as she gets more comfortable. That exact...