Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Framework for Discussion: Past, Present, and Future

As a guide for class discussion and written responses, I like for students to think about how the presented information connects to the past, the present, as well as the future. I don't find value in them just summarizing what they have read, heard, or watched. Instead, I want students to think about how they are processing this new information given each of their own personal viewpoints. I emphasize to them that there is no correct answer.

Here are some motivating questions for students to help them with this process:

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My Advice for the AP Stats Newbie

I've been asked several times this year for some advice for educators teaching AP Statistics for the first time. Here is usually what I tell these new teachers:

First, let me start by pointing out that Stats teachers are one of the most generous ed groups out there. The vast majority are teaching solo in their schools and/or taught for the first time with little support. So many of us remember having been right where you, the newbie teachers, are. 

Some things to do right away: