An archived stack of papers: October 2007

Put Your Comments In A Table

In a stack of papers called Writing.

  • Oct
  • 16
  • 2007

Do you find yourself writing the same comments on student papers? For any given assignment, are you finding patterns of errors that you comment on? Probably a mix of 5-10 different comments, but everything you write is a variation of the same set of comments, right?

Here’s how to get that base set of comments that will make the rest of your grading easier (at least for that one assignment).... read more

Some Kind Of Mathematical Wonderful

In a stack of papers called Instruction.

  • Oct
  • 11
  • 2007

A friend passed this on to me on Tuesday. I’m sure the Fido Puzzle shows some type of mathematical formula in action. If I was a math teacher, I’m sure I’d know what it is and I’d put my students to work figuring it out as quickly as possible. Is this an Algebra thing? Trig? I haven’t a clue, but I’m curious. The Fido Puzzle asks... read more


In a stack of papers called Technology.

  • Oct
  • 09
  • 2007

TeleParent makes communication easy with parents, so easy that students have dubbed it “Tell A Parent.” A school or district buys an account, hooks up their information system to TeleParent, and all phone numbers and native languages are stored for future use. Teachers then log into the system and send home any of a series of pre-recorded messages... read more