No Doubt

Don’t Speak, I Know Just What You’re Thinking. [Or Students Are Students]

Jose 6 Comments

“Well, not for nothing, but the student you’re looking at now has an IEP. She’s come a long way from where she was …” In my mind, I was thinking, “The next word out of your mouth when talking about my students better not classify them as ‘ELL’ or ‘IEP’.”As Ira Socol said in a lively discussion (that I’m not …

Jose VilsonDon’t Speak, I Know Just What You’re Thinking. [Or Students Are Students]
Tin Foil Rex

Tearing the House Down pt. 1: No (Limiting) Math Gimmicks!

Jose 12 Comments

I could have easily declared the following as a math teacher, but I’m being more demonstrative now: No. More. FOIL. Anyone who’s followed these posting in the last couple of years knows that I’m all for finding efficient ways of remembering how one works through different elements of math. I’m also for remembering processes so long as, later on, there’s …

Jose VilsonTearing the House Down pt. 1: No (Limiting) Math Gimmicks!