I. First order of business: Read this article
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Presentation Powerpoint

What does it mean to “teach”?
  • Who’s your favorite teacher and why?
  • My Band Director
  • When I first read this essay


Problem Solving Techniques
  • The Text: Crossing the River with Dogs
  • Do a Problem
  • Rubrics
  • Optional: More Problems

How to Break the Cycle
  • PBL – the problem level
  • Flipped Classroom – the unit level
  • Backwards Design – the nine weeks level

Redefine the meaning of “Word Problem”
  • Dan Meyers Ted Talk: Math Class Needs a Makeover (video: 12 minutes)
  • Cantaloupe Problems
  • Optional: More Problems

What have you done lately?
  • Magic Squares
  • Squaring the Circle
  • Galileo’s Tomb