Reflecting on Care, Trust, Respect and Integrity in Daily OT Work

I would have to admit that I reflect on what I do every day as I drive home. I have about 45 minutes of driving after work and this gives me time to decompress. I work in multiple schools in various classrooms, so sometimes it is overwhelming to be reflecting on so much stimuli. I always catch myself thinking, “is what I did today the best I could have done?” […]

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Social Media Math: Mistakes and Misconceptions

I really enjoyed how the teacher in this version of “My Favorite No” explained the importance of making mistakes. For senior math students, I would definitely try one of these exercises where students complete a problem on index cards, submit their responses to the teacher, and listen to an incorrect answer to see where misconceptions are born. Afterward, I would direct them to a page like this on social media. There are math […]

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Five Traits of Successful Learners

I will not claim to have absolute expertise in the brain and how it learns as I am not a neuroscientist. However, from what I have observed in my experiences as a teacher and a student, it takes a specific mindset to become successful at something. I believe that if one is of sound mind displays interest possesses a positive attitude has access to resources has time and a place […]

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21st Century Math Instruction – My Personal Experience

As a new teacher, my philosophy in mathematics instruction is definitely subject to change. I am currently 28, and I view my brain as a sponge with no firm imprint of what learning should be. Here is my current understanding of what 21st century math instruction means to me based on my personal experiences as a student, teacher ed. candidate and substitute teacher. I will note that this philosophy is […]

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