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Jessie Hester
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Testing, Testing... 1...2...3...
Anyone still out there? So much happened last year that blogging fell by the way side. I implemented 1:1 laptops and attempted PBL units. I transitioned my algebra 1 classes to standards based grading. I began a full load of graduate coursework towards my a...

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Quadratic Functions Unit
Well, my students and I have been in Quadratic Functions for quite a while now! Especially since our EOC Testing fell in the middle of it all. I also feel like I did much better job this year with letting them explore/figure out the intricacies before  we f...

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MIA
Sorry that I've been MIA for a few weeks now! Lots and lots going on... I'll wrap up my First PBL  series soon with my student presentation information and a reflection on the entire process. There were definitely some things that I loved and some things th...

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MIA
Sorry that I've been MIA for a few weeks now! Lots and lots going on... I'll wrap up my First PBL  series soon with my student presentation information and a reflection on the entire process. There were definitely some things that I loved and some things th...

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My First PBL Unit - Day 5 & 6!
Here are the previous posts: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Here is how I started day 5... Teams talked and most came up with C because it got the closest to the most points. BINGO! We talked about what was wrong with all the others, especially A since it tripped ...

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My First PBL Unit - Day 4!
Here are the previous posts if you've missed them: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 We ended the previous class by recorded our large set of data into our notebooks. We began this class by finding the percentages of each response for every person surveyed this far, our cl...

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My First PBL Unit - Day 3!
Here are Day 1 and Day 2 if you missed them. Both of those days were full block classes, meaning we had 80 minutes. Day 3 was a "fast Friday" schedule so I only saw them for 40ish minutes.  When students brought back their survey results, they tallied up ea...

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My First PBL Unit - Day 2!
Here's DAY 1 of the unit if you missed that post. On Day 2 students arrived in class and finalized their questions in their teams. We completed pages 122 in our notebooks about projects. Here are the slide I put on the board to help direct students. Once ea...

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My First PBL - Using Data in 8th Grade Math
Well, I'm embarking on a new journey. Read my first thoughts about PBL here . I'm using the What Will They Think outline from the Buck Institute published at PBLU . While I'm tweaking a few things, the main outline is from here. You can find the project des...

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Project Based Learning - My Questions
  Oh good, did you like that image and follow it here from twitter or Pinterest? Were you thinking I was going to give you a lovely list of bullet pointed answers for all those questions? HA! Not a chance! I don't have those answers! But I would like to inv...
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