Week 10: How does my UbD unit reflect my understanding of differentiated instruction?

It has been a struggle to finalize my unit this week, but with the help of my instructor, I was able to come up with a satisfactory unit on analyzing two quantitative variables. The process of using Understanding by Design has been enlightening. I have only come across this within the last year, but it … Continue reading Week 10: How does my UbD unit reflect my understanding of differentiated instruction?

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Week 10: Explain and give examples to argue why the following statement is true or false: “Get the right people on your team, and get the wrong ones off.”

I am one who tries to be the "odd one out", or the "lone wolf" when it comes to the "norm" in education, or any aspect of life.  Why would anyone want to learn to ride a unicycle, or learn to juggle, or learn to shoot a traditional recurve bow, or play soccer at 50?  … Continue reading Week 10: Explain and give examples to argue why the following statement is true or false: “Get the right people on your team, and get the wrong ones off.”

Week 9: What assessments will I use in my UBD Unit, and what is the purpose of these assessments?

For my unit, I will have students do performance assessments and self-assessments. According to Burns, my performance assessments will be based on what is called calculation task, and design task.  A calculation task is when you can draw sound conclusions from data, and a design task is when you basically apply theoretical understanding to real-life … Continue reading Week 9: What assessments will I use in my UBD Unit, and what is the purpose of these assessments?

Week 8: What strategies do you use that are related to your “moral purpose”? How do these contribute to your overall leadership?

Instead of discussing moral purpose as a teacher (in general), I would like to reveal my moral purpose as a mathematics teacher.  You would think they are similar, but I would like to point out that they are not.  I have tried for years to find a resource out there online that mirrors my own … Continue reading Week 8: What strategies do you use that are related to your “moral purpose”? How do these contribute to your overall leadership?