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That 7th grade I mentioned yesterday?
Old 02-03-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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Yea, it was a sixth. Right teacher, right subject, wrong grade.

It went really well though. I was teaching four new concepts (conversions from decimals to fractions, fractions to decimals, decimals to percentages, and percentages to decimals). The kids caught on much faster than anyone expected and I ended up with more than an hour left in all three blocks (even after coming up with my own practice problems for them AND letting them do their homework). I think the kids like me. lol We ended up playing games for the last hour.

AND surprisingly, I didn't have a single discipline issue today! =D


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Sounds like a great day!
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I taught the same thing to a girl in a special education 11th grade math class last week.

Sounds like you were incredibly effective and productive and I bet the kids loved being able to play games.
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Congrats!
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Sounds like you had an awesome day and did a good job!
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Way to go!
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I wish I could have sat in on that lesson; I'm sure I would have learnt something!
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Thanks everyone!
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I was talking to the teacher next door between classes and she said she had no clue how I had so much time left. She was doing the same exact thing and used the whole block!


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Are ya gonna share...
Old 02-06-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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... your lesson plan wif us? Are ya? Are ya?
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lol Simple Simon
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The teacher left 2 pages of notes to hand out to the kids. I gave them out one at a time and worked the first example with a very simple explanation. Then I would make the kids tell me how to do the rest of the examples. Once I was sure they had that down, I had them work on 12 problems I made up. They were to convert the numbers and put them in from least to greatest. (For example I'd give them: 3/4 .84 29%) By the time they were done with that I was very certain they knew it and just let them do their homework.
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I'm still impressed! :)
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That's a huge amount of conceptual territory to cover in one lesson. Mind you, I'm not clear how long that lesson was.

I'm not familiar with the scheduling structures in US schools, but it almost sounds as if you had a whole day dedicated to a math lesson? Most of our subjects tend to be taught in 45 minute blocks, so I'm finding it a bit difficult to get my head around the kind of day you're describing.

Anyway, it sounds like you had great notes to work from, a great class to work with, and you did a great job. Nice.
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