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  • Deborah's Progress Log

    Posted by Deborah Shannon on July 16, 2019 at 11:44 am

    I have several goals to complete before the summer winds down:

    1) Read the 5 Practices book by Smith and Stein

    2) Finish the Culturize book by Casas

    3) Revise or create my lesson plans (based on my summer research) for the first semester to support my school year goals below.

    My school year goals 2019/2020

    1) Create a safe, collaborative classroom environment through the frequent use of flexible groupings.

    2) Use social learning strategies, interdependency, and collaboration to develop a culture where the kids work, investigate, discover, and explore math together in class.

    Deborah Shannon replied 3 years, 4 months ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • Deborah Shannon

    July 30, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    I completed the 5 practices books and am halfway through the podcast series. I started revising my lesson plans based on all of the things I have learned and am currently in early October. Everything that I am doing in the plans supports the goals. The planning is MUCH slower than it has been previously because I am deeply thinking through the Monitoring Checklist and Lesson Planning Protocol – trying to come up with different things the kids will do and all of the assessing and advancing questions. The end result is really great, just slow.