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Planning and Preparation Reflection

This post is a reflection on my strategies for planning and preparation (Domain 2) for the American School Foundation of Monterrey Track 1 project. My first year at ASFM has also been my first year taking a whole class from the first day of school to the final exam, and it has been a new and welcome challenge to plan for a whole year of classes. My main planning goal has been to ensure that I stay on track according to the ASFM curriculum documents. […]

How to write an exam

I returned to school last week after an unscheduled trip (family business) to find that my Math 9 exam was due into my department head and the admin … well, when I was away....

Grade 11 Parabolic Dish project

My Grade 11 class is studying conics… mostly somewhat dry stuff such as graphing and converting from general to standard form. My partner teacher Elena and I wanted to improve on the assignment given...

Math 9 area and perimeter challenge project

I did a little differentiated assessment recently in my Math 9 class, creating three different unit assignments to assign to different groups of students in my classroom, based on results from a unit diagnostic...

Math 9 Flipped Classroom Test Unit

For our last quick unit of the semester, my Grade 9 geometry class had an Algebra Review unit. The idea is to return to the algebra concepts introduced in Grade 8 in preparation for...

Class Environment and Management Reflection

This post is a reflection on my strategies for classroom environment and management (Domain 1) for the American School Foundation of Monterrey Track 1 project. Managing the classroom environment to create a respectful, positive and welcoming place to learn is one of my priorities as a teacher. While some elements of this (e.g. relating positively to students) have come naturally, others (e.g. keeping a Gr 9 class on task for 60 minutes) have been a struggle. […]