Author Archives: Alyssa

2017 Math Challenge

I’ve seen other bloggers write about the yearly math challenges and have always been intrigued! For those who are not familiar with it, the challenge is to use each digit in the current year (2017) exactly once, along with any … Continue reading

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Supplying

This semester I’m an occasional teacher, and I’m excited for all that I will learn from it! I think being able to experience so many different schools, classrooms, courses, teaching/admin methods, room set-ups, etc, and to interact with so many … Continue reading

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Failing Students

I read a post today over at Smarter Classroom Management about how failure can be good for students. As a proponent of growth mindset, I’ve know that failure is where we do a lot of our learning. I am often … Continue reading

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Experiencing Learning

The other day, Zach (at Reflections on Holes in Graphs and Reasoning) wrote about how he was reminded of how it feels to be a learner while auditing a Hapkido class. It made me realize how quickly us professional learners … Continue reading

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Low Work Ethic Vs. True Barriers to Learning?

I’ve had this post in my drafts folder for over a year now, where I was struggling to help a student (and their parents) figure out what was the underlying cause of a drop in performance. Something I’ve struggled with … Continue reading

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Flipped Flop(?)

I wrote beforeĀ about using an electronic flipped classroom method for a grade 11/12 split physics class (3U/4C) that I adapted from Heather’s resources. I really loved and believed in the method. It was well thought-out, gave the students learning and … Continue reading

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Newbie Reflection

It being the beginning of a new year, it’s a good time to do some reflecting on my first months of teaching in a public high school. Here are some things that have been running through my head lately: I … Continue reading

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