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  • 6th Grade T in Indiana – Progress Log

    Posted by Garret schneider on March 26, 2020 at 7:36 am

    My goal:

    Learn how to teach through math tasks

    Learn how to spiral my curriculum

    Learn how to add reflection into my classes

    Learn how games can be integrated into all of this!

    Garret schneider replied 2 years, 11 months ago 2 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Garret schneider

    March 26, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Told my Instructional Coach I wanted to do the following next year:

    Standards-Based Grading

    Teaching Through Tasks


    Her Reply:

    Talk to my head of department

    Told my Head of Department.

    Her Reply:

    Submit a spiralling plan to her

    Talk to the Principal about Standards-Based Grading

    So I’m working on the plan now!

    • Kyle Pearce

      March 26, 2020 at 7:57 am

      Loving your progress log so far. Great ideas and a solid plan.

      If I had to pick one place to start, I think I’d look at problem based lessons first and save spiralling until you’re feeling good about the lessons (and the curriculum if it’s the first time teaching the grade / course).

      Thoughts on this?

      • Garret schneider

        March 26, 2020 at 8:06 am

        Will do!

        I’ve been teaching for a couple of years, so I’m cool with the curriculum.

        I’ll start with the problem-based lessons (I’ve done SOME, but not nearly as effective as I would like), and then progress from there.

        Man, being at home makes me over-plan, so I don’t want to bite off too much accidentally!

        Thanks for the tip

  • Garret schneider

    March 26, 2020 at 7:39 am

    Actionable Schedule:


    Investigate One Task

    Work through one class/module


    Update my progress log with reflections

  • Garret schneider

    April 5, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Okay, here’s what I’ve done so far:

    I’ve completed two courses, with a third (spiraling ) on the way

    I’ve reviewed all the tasks, and will be investigating some next week

    I’ve chosen two focuses for next year:

    1) teaching through tasks (whether it be games, 3-act tasks, or problem strings)

    2) classroom management: setting consistent rules and applying them. I just want my kids to be having fun with math, but in a more controlled environment than they have been in the past in my room.