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More on equity this week. I think so many educators think that equity only has to do with students of different races. Equity...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Dec 19, 2020
- 1 min

More on equity this week. I think so many educators think that equity only has to do with students of different races. Equity...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Dec 19, 2020
- 1 min

The last few posts I have made have talked about engagement in the classroom. Without engagement, we have little chance to reach those...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Nov 21, 2020
- 1 min

In my email signature, I have a quote by William Paul Thurston that says: "Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Nov 21, 2020
- 2 min

The biggest roadblock to learning in this time of COVID is engagement. People posting on my page have told of situations where there is...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Oct 31, 2020
- 2 min

I talked in my last post about using breakout groups as a way to create some student autonomy in my classroom. My in-person classroom...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Oct 31, 2020
- 1 min

I am slowly coming to grips with trying to create a math community in a virtual classroom. Wow, is it challenging! My students have the...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Oct 18, 2020
- 1 min

I am slowly coming to grips with trying to create a math community in a virtual classroom. Wow, is it challenging! My students have the...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Sep 22, 2020
- 1 min

Have you ever considered why kids struggle with math? Is there really such a thing as a math gene. If you are born with a math gene,...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Sep 13, 2020
- 2 min

I am currently writing a book on how to create a math community in your classroom. About a year ago I was talking with a friend about...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Sep 11, 2020
- 1 min

Well, we have completed the first week of virtual school. My biggest concern was not having our online platform, Blackboard Collaborate...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Sep 6, 2020
- 1 min

What is a math community? Well, in this time of COVID, a math community has taken on a whole new definition. Prior to COVID, a math...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Sep 3, 2020
- 1 min

Many teachers might find it ok to skip the last step of the 5 practices in practice: Connecting(Smith and Sherin, 2019) In terms of...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Sep 1, 2020
- 2 min

Often in classrooms, the following happens: A problem is assigned. Students are given a certain amount of time to complete this problem....

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Joe Pfalzer

- Aug 29, 2020
- 1 min

In the past, we have conditioned our students to think that there is only one way to solve a problem. In showing students that there can...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Aug 27, 2020
- 1 min

After you have come up with the rich task that you will use in your classroom, it is time to let your students dig in! While they are...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Aug 21, 2020
- 1 min

Building a math community means giving all students access to all problems. Tasks that have multiple entry points allow all students...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Aug 20, 2020
- 1 min

I have been reading a book about the 5 practices in practice by Margaret S. Smith and Miriam Gamoran Sherin. The five practices help you...

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Joe Pfalzer

- Mar 25, 2020
- 1 min

Sentence Frames can help increase productive discourse in your math community. Students are often not sure how to put into words what...

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