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Plotting Inequalities, Building Resistance

Learn more. Already a subscriber or account holder? Log in here. By Adam Renner, Bridget Brew, and Crystal Proctor Illustration: Michael Duffy By Adam Renner, Bridget Brew, and Crystal Proctor Media depictions of San Francisco show idyllic images of fog pouring under the Golden Gate Bridge or happy tourists riding cable cars, but rarely the mostly nonwhite neighborhoods of the east side. Our commitment to send students of color to college means that they need a strong math education. The teachers who helped found our school were mostly from the humanities departments, and it is easier to imagine getting straight to a student’s heart and experiences with a great piece of literature or history told from a non-oppressor perspective than it is to imagine the quadratic formula liberating anyone.

The Scatter Plot Project The freshmen had to find these data independently using Zip Skinny. Resource Toolkits. CCSSTOOLBOX.COM. Developing Writers: A Workshop for High School Teachers. Student Press Initiative - Teachers College - Columbia University. Writing!:The Writing Rubric. Katie, on the other hand, dislikes writing.

Writing!:The Writing Rubric

She does not believe that she is a good writer, and she never knows what to say when prompted to write, even when the teacher assigns a topic. She does not view rubrics as helpful tools, and she promptly loses them when Mrs. Smith hands them out. When given a writing assignment, Katie quickly writes down a few ideas without devoting much time to planning or thinking about how her composition sounds. She rarely bothers with revision. Although most people find the writing process challenging, skilled writers like Maren navigate this process successfully. In contrast, students like Katie struggle with writing for a variety of reasons. Instructional Rubrics and Self-Regulated Writing An important goal in writing instruction is to help students develop the self-regulation skills needed to successfully manage the intricacies of the writing process.

Planning and goal setting. For example, Mrs. Revising. Editing. Network Balancing Acts. While doing some research on network evaluation techniques, I stumbled on a very helpful and interesting resource entitled “Network Evaluation: Cultivating Healthy Networks for Social Change” by Eli Malinsky and Chad Lubelsky (respectively for the Centre for Social Innovation and the Canada Millenium Scholarship Foundation).

Network Balancing Acts

While it dates back to 2008 (5 years seeming like eons these days), the paper does a nice job of raising some of the inherent and necessary tensions and balancing acts of engaging in “net work.” I lifted a number of quotes from the paper as a preface to some thoughts about network value, which I laid out according to a framework that I developed (see above) using the work of Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor in their seminal “Net Gains: A Handbook for Network Builders Seeking Social Change.” The idea underlying the framework, as laid out by Plastrik and Taylor, is that network value is diverse and depends upon its particular type or modality. Video. TFANet now offers tools for teachers, career development resources, community features, and ways to help the Teach For America community.

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Video. Video. TFANet now offers tools for teachers, career development resources, community features, and ways to help the Teach For America community.

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On the site you can: Access concrete teaching tools from corps members, alumni teachers and staff Seek advice from content experts and take virtual classroom visits Access a wealth of professional development resources regardless of your career interests Explore careers through webinars, podcasts, and career guides by industry experts Search our JOB database and learn about hundreds of grad school and employer partnerships Connect with your Teach For America community in user-generated groups and on discussion boards around classroom content as well as careers Stay current about your region with frequently updated news and event postings Update your profile with your photo, contact info, and personal and professional interests Logging in with an external account: You can now link external accounts to make it easier to log in to TFANet.

Check for academic understanding [E-3] We would like to communicate our deep appreciation to these teachers who are allowing us to learn from their experiences.

Check for academic understanding [E-3]

Advanced proficiency level: 8th Grade Mathematics Lesson Objective: SWBAT identify and use properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles. The type of questioning seen in this example is indicative of the overall quality of this teacher’s strategies for checking for understanding. Overall rating & analysis Overall rating: Four AP Strands equal an overall AP rating. Beginning Advanced Exemplary Strand 1: Whom teacher checks for understanding. Check for academic understanding [E-3]