Friday, June 17, 2011

Take Two

Well, okay, that didn't work so well. I started out with the best of intentions but, for a variety of reasons, I just couldn't keep up with it. So, a new plan for this coming year.

What I'm going to try to do (at least for a while, we'll see how it goes) is begin to blog about my plans for next year. This summer I'm going back over my lessons from last year and trying to figure out where I should tweak a lesson, where I should do a major overhaul of a lesson, and where I need to come up with a completely different lesson. I hope that by sharing that process here that some of you will help me become a much better teacher (my students thank you in advance).

Obviously you won't know my students or my school and, like all teachers, I'll adjust on the fly as the lesson (unit, year) goes along based on what's happening in the classroom with my students. But by front-loading my planning process I'm hoping to come up with even better ways to help my students learn and understand Algebra, as well as try to model what being a transparent teacher looks like (at least for me). So, for anyone still out there, I'll periodically be posting over the summer (and throughout the year) as I begin to work my way through an entire year of Algebra 1 plans.


  1. Karl you always amaze me. What a great opportunity to perfect your craft and to be a role model.. I don't teach math but as an admin I need to know what good math instruction looks like so I will be tuning in and sharing it with teachers Thanks for your continual contributions to our knowledge base!

  2. Thanks Barbara. I just wish (hope?) that my willingness to be transparent actually translated into my students being more successful. I'm still hopeful it will.

  3. I am hoping to try and keep an edublog next year about my forays into SBG. Will see how it goes. :) Thanks for inspiring.

  4. What do you think went well in your classroom this year? Why? What did not?