13 years teaching, 8 years tutoring
I have developed a teaching routine called the 3-1-1 Method. I believe in teaching 3 solid lessons per week which take up days Monday through Wednesday. Then I devote one day of integrating all 3 lessons by using a board session, or jeopardy session, or a group activity. The Thursday then prepares all of my classes for their weekly Friday quiz. I NEVER HAVE CHAPTER QUIZZES! I believe that a chapter quiz inadvertently tells the student that the previous material will never be tested again. This is how my quizzes are designed. 25% of the material on the quiz is assessed from that week's lessons and 75% of the material assesses the previous 3-5 weeks. Constant review will allow for mastery and students always know what is on a quiz, therefore resulting in less time spent discussing what to prepare for. STUDENTS LOVE THIS SYSTEM. TRY IT AND YOU WILL SEE THE RESULTS!
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-BA in teaching mathematics at Bluffton College (2000) -MA in Education at Bluffton University (2006)
I am general partner at Value Added Publishing. We specialize in creating fun, math puzzle books for junior high and high school teachers and students. Some of our products include Pre-Algebra Proverbs, Algebra Sports Quotes, Pre-Geometry Puzzle Riddles, and Algebra 2 Movie Quotes. For more information, please visit us at www.valueaddedpublishing.com!