- Have a "unit" before we get into the Geometry book that is a "review" unit - so the only new thing is the class structure, not the math/material.
- Use partner quizzes to get students comfortable/prepared for their first assessment (there is generally a lot of anxiety about these, as they contain novel problems and require a lot of problem solving & critical thinking).
- Use journals more regularly! Add prompts/exit tickets, etc. Make sure to give students low stakes opportunities to write about mathematics.
- As a review before assessments, carve out time for students to add to their own glossary as a way to summarize main ideas.
- Take lots of videos and pictures.
- Communicate more with faculty and admin about what we're doing: invite to observe, mock classroom, letter to parents
- Put up a sign that says WDYDWYDKWTD? (See if students can figure it out....can you?)
I think that's all...
Except for my increased blogging (already started!) and having feedback meetings with students. I want to do those for all classes!
I want to be at school working on plans, decorating my room, getting my office in order, but I also want to keep working on home projects! (Second coat on the bathroom is DONE! I need to install the new light fixture tomorrow and start taping off the kitchen!) Ah! Too much to do!