December 13, 2013
Building the Instructional Tool Box in Math:
Dr. Tim says...
"The more students who can be actively involved the more the
students get out of the time in class…Engagement lends itself to discovery…"
"When students discover they retain…students tend to hold
those ideas longer…"
"Less memorizing equals more thinking..."
"Teachers should become students of mathematics…that way that they look at math problems in more than one way. They always should be learning about the ways students learn."
Tim helps teachers learn how to make math engaging! He
introduces teachers to hands on activities that make students think! His classes are amazing! Teachers enjoy the opportunity to learn with him. He is a master teacher who makes teachers say, "I can do this."
I think that you will really enjoy listening to Tim. Check him out on-line at the following links:
"Dr. Tim" is a private, in-demand, and
highly-respected improvement specialist in K-12 math for educators and school
districts nationwide. His 30-year career as a classroom teacher, curriculum
supervisor, and assistant professor included teaching at two upstate New York
schools that were both recognized by Newsweek magazine as a Top-100 American
High School- one in Rochester and one in his hometown of Buffalo. He currently
contributes to a variety of ongoing projects- including developing assessments
for the New York State Education Department, producing webinars for the Ed
Leaders Network of state administrators associations across the Midwest, and
helping lead the coaching efforts of the CESA 6 Math Center with participating
school districts in southeast Wisconsin.
December 5, 2013
LDC stands for Literacy Design Collaborative. Its purpose is to assist teachers with tools or protocols that help them use the literacy standards in their content instruction. Dr. Huie has taught English in grades 8, 10, 11, and 12 in public schools for 25 years. She now works with the Georgia Department of Education to teach teachers how to bring more reading, writing, and communication skills into their classrooms.
LDC is a way to teach the content. It assists the teachers create engagement through helping the kids see information, read, or write like a historian, a scientist, etc. The students discover that the teachers want to teach them how to think critically and that they will ask them for their ideas about the content. This encourages the students as their opinions are valued. "They love that!"