Category: Teaching

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...

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...

Class Rehearsal and Reflection

In my Math teaching methods course at McGill recently, I completed a rehearsal of a lesson plan that I put together. The LP is for a Grade 11 CST (Cultural, Social and Technical) math...

Situational Problems in Math explained

I recently took part in a group presentation in my Measurement and Evaluation class at McGill. Being the group of math teachers presenting to a non-math audience, we decided to tackle the idea of...