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Jennifer Abel
Worked at Manheim Township High School
Attended Elizabethtown College
Lives in Mount Joy, PA
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#Alg2Chat Making Groups Work
Group work, whether formal or informal are a very important part of learning.  This is the part of class where students really get to talk through their problem solving strategies.  Students explain their thinking and learn from each other.  Misconceptions ...
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#Alg2Chat: Rich Problems
What makes a rich task?  It needs to be accessible to many students (have a low floor) yet offer enough extension to challenge advanced learners (have a high ceiling).  Often, the task will have some sort of context or application.  The task should be open ...
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Classroom Pet-Peeve: Unpreparedness
My biggest pet-peeve is students coming to class without a pencil, or calculator, or notebook (where they keep classroom documents like in progress assignments or usernames and passwords to computer programs).  I am still looking for ways to make this a bet...
My biggest pet-peeve is students coming to class without a pencil, or calculator, or notebook (where they keep classroom documents like in progress assignments or usernames and passwords to computer programs). I am still loo...
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#Tryazon #Ozobot Robot Party
I recently wrote about how I would like to incorporate robotics into my geometry classroom.  I followed all of the classroom robot companies on twitter and started asking questions.  The folks at  @OZOBOT  were quick to reply and they became one of my top c...
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3 Blogs that I Visited for the First Time
With #MTBoSBlaugust happening right now, it was very easy to find some new blogs to read.   Here  is a list of the participating blogs if you are looking for new sources of inspiration too.  When I started looking, I was searching for great ideas that I cou...
With #MTBoSBlaugust happening right now, it was very easy to find some new blogs to read. Here is a list of the participating blogs if you are looking for new sources of inspiration too. When I started looking, I was search...
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Organizational Tip: Lots of Folders, Bins, and Boxes
I feel a bit weird about organization, because my system is far from perfect and I still need to work on this myself.  My main issue, now that I'm entering my 13th year in the classroom, is that I have way too much stuff.  Luckily, I've switched classrooms ...
I feel a bit weird about organization, because my system is far from perfect and I still need to work on this myself. My main issue, now that I'm entering my 13th year in the classroom, is that I have way too much stuff. Lu...
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Parents' Night Plan
Our parents' night is always a marathon.  Our contract runs from 7am until 3pm.  Historically, I have kids stay after school most days until 4pm.  Parent's night ran from 6:30-9pm in the past.  Then we have a regular 7-3 school day the following day.  This ...
Our parents' night is always a marathon. Our contract runs from 7am until 3pm. Historically, I have kids stay after school most days until 4pm. Parent's night ran from 6:30-9pm in the past. Then we have a regular 7-3 scho...
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#Alg2Chat: Student Engagement
Engagement in Algebra 2 can be tough.  The scope and sequence is brutal, even for me as someone who really enjoys math.  I wrote about the objectives of my algebra 2 class here .  Seriously, if you have a great application project or activity for the follow...
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A Favorite Activity: Desmos
I need to admit that I got behind in Desmos world.  I noticed all the posts about activity builder on Twitter in the past year or so, but I did not choose to get involved.  Then I saw the announcements of polygraph and marble slides.  That did not get me to...
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Toughest Challenge For Teachers? Public Opinion
I try to stay away from any blog prompt that could lead me to start thinking negatively, but this prompt was on the Blaugust list and it is important.  My biggest concern is with the public opinion of teachers.  Whenever I read an article online about educa...
I try to stay away from any blog prompt that could lead me to start thinking negatively, but this prompt was on the Blaugust list and it is important. My biggest concern is with the public opinion of teachers. Whenever I re...
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3 Impactful Blog Posts
Since I joined the #MTBoS about three years ago, I have grown more in my teaching than I had in the previous ten years.  Some of that growth came from attendance at conferences but most of the growth was the result of interacting with teachers from around t...
Since I joined the #MTBoS about three years ago, I have grown more in my teaching than I had in the previous ten years. Some of that growth came from attendance at conferences but most of the growth was the result of interac...
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Favorite Formative Assessment Strategies
I'll be the first to admit the my formative assessment strategies are typically very low tech.  I'd like to incorporate more high tech options into my class, especially at the direct station.  My class is not one-to-one, but I do have a class set of laptops...
I'll be the first to admit the my formative assessment strategies are typically very low tech. I'd like to incorporate more high tech options into my class, especially at the direct station. My class is not one-to-one, but ...
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math teacher & dog lover - hybrid learning, objectives based grading
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Follow me on Twitter @abel_jennifer
I teach math at a suburban, public high school in Lancaster, PA.
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  • Elizabethtown College
    2004
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  • Manheim Township High School
    Math Teacher
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