Am I the only one who makes stuff and then never gets around to using it? I did this over Christmas Break with a set of Truth Signs. I learned about Truth Signs while reading Inspiring Active Learning by Merrill Harmin. You can actually read the section of the book about Truth Signs for free at this link. (Truth Signs are introduced at the beginning of chapter 4 on page 50.)

I haven't decided how I want to use these next year. But, I think these are all important truths for my students to take away from my classroom. I have a tendency to get jealous of teachers of other subjects because it seems like their subject matter allows them to engage in more life-lesson style lessons in the classroom. I'm going to try harder next year to teach my students more than just math.

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Seriously.. I can't even begin to express how much "nerd glee" abounds in me when I look through your blog. I've been reading your blog regularly since April and it's one of my "go-to" resources now. I am a special ed teacher that specializes in teaching math at the high school level (fancy way of saying I teach Algebra, Algebra II and Geometry). Next year will be my 10th year as a teacher and after reading your blog, I finally have the confidence and resources to use interactive notebooks in my math classes. In one of your posts you mentioned that interactive notebooks are not something you can "wing" and I have taken that advice to heart. I'm 20 pages in to my model interactive notebook for my Algebra I kids and I absolutely cannot wait to get started with them in the fall. Thank you so very much for being so open with your resources. I am eternally grateful that I do not have to reinvent the wheel. You've also inspired me to try my hand at blogging about my experiences in the classroom. Now if only I could decide on a blog name. (Actually....I think that's more of an excuse to hide from the real reason I haven't started my blog---I'm terrified of putting myself out there).

ReplyDeleteAnyway, thank you once again for all of your support, resources, and inspiration. I look forward to more and more of your posts!