## Posts

### Boxplot Generator

Our school is back in session and this means planning activities and projects. This year, I want to create a boxplot project for my students but grading all of them would take a very long time so I was looking for ways to speed up the grading time. I found this generator which I think will be helpful.
Recent posts

### Building Relationships for co-teaching

I've spent 10 of my 14 years co-teaching in a secondary classroom. During this time, I've learned a good deal about what sets a year up for success, how to change things in the middle when they aren't working, and what is not helpful.   This video is short and shows just the basic conversation I would recommend having with your co-teacher before you even jump into talk about the classroom.

### Fractions, Decimals, Percent, Circle Graph Activity

This is an easy activity to do with your students. Organize the groups and the amount each person has based on numbers that work for your students. A denominator of 10 or 20 for each student works well for my middle schoolers.  After many holidays parents will often donate leftover candy, this may be a good time to ask students to bring in a small pack for themselves. Businesses will often donate to classrooms as well, after a holiday you could always ask a business to donate as they will most likely already have these items on discount.   Here's the worksheet , after making a copy, you should be able to adapt it to your needs.

### Exponent Product Rule

When teaching exponents, I often gave my students a sheet of all the exponent rules but the question of why they work comes up.  In this video, I show a brief explanation for why the product rule works.  I know it takes time to show students why it works but in the end, I think it's worth it.

### Co-Teaching Tip #3

In my 10 years of co-teaching I've had 9 different special education teachers. I remember the first time a school was going to keep me with the same co-teacher, I was so excited because it had never happened before.  I always heard, you are a good general education co-teacher and they are a good special education co-teacher so we are going to split you two up to be with co-teachers that need help.  While I understand this thought process, some co-teachers just click really well and work together.       These co-teacher relationships can form quickly or slowly and lots of conversations need to take place.  One year a school sat us down with our co-teachers about day 3 of in service week and we had these discussions.  I remember how awkward it was as a general education teacher yelled at the co-teacher, they wanted nothing to do with co-teaching and the co-teacher could just sit in the back of the room.  I worked with the same co-teacher that year and let me tell you they were