Guest blogger Jonathan Ferris writes about finding harmony in BC’s Math Curriculum.
What if an assessment can be formative and summative in nature, while at the same time providing learning experiences for the students through doing it?
Creating Open Ended Math Questions – How Can Ice Hockey Help? A reminder to focus on creating authentic assessment scenarios for our students.
Reflect on cereal commercials from over the years. I fondly think of the 1980’s when I remember these commercials. What did each commercial have in common? Here is a short compilation of 5 or 6 commercials from the ‘80’s to jog your memory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUAK4cAt6N8 Did you see it? Near the end of every commercial, there […]
SNAP Update: Part 2 *SNAP = Student Numeracy Assessment & Practice This post builds on Part 1 (published in the spring of 2017). If you are interested in further context please read Part 1. The journey towards math excellence continues… Overview: Last May/June (2017) over 5000 students (grade 2-7) in Chilliwack completed a year-end SNAP […]
The Top 3 Foundational Components of an Effective School What are the foundational components of an effective school? I am sure educators could come up with dozens of very important examples ranging from vision and mission, to extracurricular opportunities, to staff morale. However, as I start to prioritize that long list, for now, I am […]
SNAP Update: One Year In… As we near the end of our first full year of our Student Numeracy Assessment & Practice (SNAP) implementation in Chilliwack, I am pleased. This year all of our teachers who teach math from grade 2 – 7 have been trained and supported in the use of SNAP. Our curriculum […]