Category Archives: Teaching Issues

Phones During Assessments?! WHAT?!

One of my students figured out a way to securely use their phones during assessments – and I just had to share!  🙂 It use to be that I couldn’t allow students to have their phones out because they could use it … Continue reading

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Calculating Marks for Report Cards…

Even though my classes receive feedback on each learning outcome using standards based grading, my school district still requires a percentage for reporting purposes. Luckily I have a brother who’s a software engineer and who is currently working on a program … Continue reading

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BCAMT Northwest Conference – October 2015

On October 22nd-24th, over 1200 math teachers got together in Whistler, B.C. to share ideas and get inspired… so before I forget all the wonderful moments, I thought I should write a few down and share!  There were far too … Continue reading

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An Assessment Question for YOU (if you have time)…

I have an assessment question for you if you have some time to give me some feedback!  🙂  I’m wondering what overall mark you would assign to each of the students below, and why.  I’ve got an example using standards-based … Continue reading

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Chatting about Parent-Teacher Conferences

It’s that time of year – parent-teacher conference time!  Those 15 minute meetings can seem a little overwhelming at first for both parents and teachers, so we decided to plan a get together and share ideas and strategies with the … Continue reading

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