Happy Monday Must Reads Day! It’s a weird Monday for me as I got word yesterday evening that my school building has to pivot to online instruction for the next two weeks. After that, we have a week off for Thanksgiving, so it will be three weeks before I see my students face-to-face again. We’ve been lucky so far to be able to have face-to-face classes four days a week, but I guess our luck has run out. If you take a look at Oklahoma’s recent COVID numbers, they are terrifying, and we aren’t the only high school in our area having to make this shift until Thanksgiving. I guess being thrown back into distance learning will give me a chance to test out some of the awesome distance learning ideas you all have been sharing on Twitter recently.
Since it’s Monday, it’s only fitting that I share a new volume of Monday Must Reads with you all. This is my weekly-ish attempt at capturing and sharing the amazingness of the educators who inspire me on twitter. It is my hope that you can find at least one idea that you can try out in your own classroom in the coming weeks.
Monday Must Reads
Howie Hua shares several great teacher-moves for distance learning.
Jack Assaf shares a great open middle style problem for factoring polynomials.
If you ever have a student ask you to sign their cast, consider taking this approach from Chris Bolognese.
Need some interesting angle practice? Check out this open middle task from John Rowe.
Anna Vance shares some cool looking activities she created for her distance learning lessons.
Emma Cartwright shares a lovely yes/no task for calculus.
I really like the idea of combining silent solution videos with a prompt for students to ask you questions about what they are seeing. Great idea, Cathy Yenca!
Bill Shillito shares a non-photomathable task he created.
Erick Lee shares a creative task involving designing a birdhouse from a single sheet of paper. So many mathematical possibilities to discuss!
Check out this great example of digital modeling of density bottles from Allison McMahon.
Nataly Riera shares a lovely magic square puzzle.
This battleship game with bingo daubers from Bannockburn Maths looks like so much fun!
Bethany Rosera shares a teacher hack for getting students to help maintain their learning environment.
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas! Want even more ideas? I suggest checking out previous volumes of Monday Must Reads!