Author: Stephen

Diagnostic exams and data analysis

One of the neat things my new math department does is annual diagnostic exams. We administer a standard diagnostic to each student in the same course to determine their strengths and weaknesses and to...

New classes at ASFM: Student expectations

I had my Grade 9 and 11 classes submit surveys through Socrative, an online tool for quickly collecting student feedback or answers, on their expectations of me and each other for the year. They...

New classes at ASFM: my expectations

I have thought quite a bit about how to outline my expectations for students at the beginning of this school year. I want my expectations to be simple and straightforward, to express my core...

Prime time tasks: an ASFM thing

At the start of my first full school year, I went through the training for new teachers, which among many many other things introduced us to the school’s preferred lesson schema. This pretty closely...

Field Experience 4

My fourth field experience took place over two months at Lower Canada College in Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal. I have learned a lot, worked hard and had a lot of fun with four classes from Grade...

Scale Model LES

Check out a Learning and Evaluation Situation for the Grade 8 Proportional Situations unit that I made with two McGill colleagues! The School Scale Model LES (5 Mb) The LES comprises of a complex...