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A fantastic end to teacher appreciation week!

So last night I gave homework, like I sometimes do.  But I flat-out told one of the sections – “I’m not going to put a grade in the gradebook.  So as far as the grade goes, there will be no … Continue reading

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May the fourth be with you…always

From a student today: “I’d like to thank you for being a awesome educator, advisor, and comedian. At first I thought Geometry was just going to be some boring class where I would just sleep all period. But you changed … Continue reading

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7000% tip! Or is it?

Otherwise I wouldn’t have anything to write about!  A slow day as far as math teaching goes.  PARCC testing all morning, a shortened schedule due to a pep rally in the afternoon, and covering for a teacher who had pep … Continue reading

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4 + 2 + 9 = 2^0 * 15.  

Holy moly.  A lot has changed since last time I posted (last June).  I was super excited because I was within a month of marrying the most amazing woman in the world.  We lived in Pennsylvania.  She was ending a … Continue reading

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June Bugs

The punchline to an old (I think) joke…”If April flowers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?”  To the people who answer, “pilgrims!” and smile smugly at you — say, “no! June Bugs!” But really this June, nothing is … Continue reading

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It’s been a while. I’ve been thinking…

After a PD about VAAS – Value-Added Assessment Systems – after the school day today, I was thinking a lot about adding value to things.  Not necessarily mathematical value; just value in general. Now, as I’m sitting here planning a … Continue reading

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Gee, I’m a Tree!

So, good news!  And it’s two-fold.  Or several fold?  Or just crumpled up in a little ball… First, it’s August!  My birth month.  Not really unexpected good news, I have come to be pretty good at predicting when this good … Continue reading

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