Saturday, March 2, 2019

Classroom Management PD

Here are the materials from today's PD on classroom management. Thanks for attending.

Warm Up Handout

An Introduction to the Research, Psychology, & Theology of Classroom Management

An Introduction to the Research, Psychology, & Theology of Classroom Management

I’ve been working on getting my Masters degree for a while now. Funny enough... not in education or math, but in theology (that’s another story). However, my final capstone paper joins both theology and my developing understanding on classroom management. Hopefully I’ve written it for someone new to education and find it useful.

The first section reviews most of the research on classroom management. Many thinkers then take the research and combined it with a psychological theory of man to create a model of classroom management. In the second section I review a few of these and then consider what if we were to combine the researcher in classroom management, not with a psychological view of man, but with the theological one. I'm sure paper will always be a work in progress, but this is my final draft as of 3/2/19.

Make Your Own Google

Make Your Own Google

A few years ago, as I was searching the Internet via Google for a new way to teach congruent triangles, I was frustrated for sure by the amount of junk I was finding on the Internet. I thought, “I wish I could just search a collection of math blogs from educators that I really respect.  I wish there were someway to make a custom Google.“

Well I looked into it and the people at Google had already done it. You can create a custom google search here. Now, over the years I just entered in all my favorite math teaching blogs. Now when I want the best ideas on how to teach a concept, for example "congruence", I just type in "congruence" into the search field and.... 'viola'...I get a lot of great ideas and resources, or you can try mine here.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Edward Tufte



I appreciate Edward Tufte's Ideas Books and his ideas on a presentations. Here is one person who reviewed what he learned from one of his seminars



  • Begin with a document – Paper has the highest resolution of any current medium
  • Every meeting should begin with a study hall – don’t make a big deal about it. Give attendees your document at the beginning of the meeting and ask them to read it. No one reads material passed out before a meeting. Use meeting time for the content.
  • Don’t touch every point in the document. Annotate.
  • Take questions. Take notes on the questions. Directly answer the questions.
  • Example: take a document with your symptoms and questions in to your doctor."