There is no one way: effective teachers constantly broaden their repertoire, and learn to make choices that may not come naturally. The Art of Teaching* worksheet may help.
A guide to lagging homework, a key technique in managing classroom heterogeneity. The document also includes suggestions on scheduling assessments and general planning advice.
An argument for a tool-rich pedagogy, which helps deepen understanding, as well as reach more students.
A remix of some of the above into a presentation on Reaching the Full Range of students:
An article on teaching in the long period*.
Time Pressure: Bad for Students, Bad for Teachers, a five-minute Ignite presentation.
The Assessment Trap: how some approaches to assessment undermine learning, and what to do about it.
Building a Math Department
An argument against hyper-acceleration of students in math. Sooner is not necessarily better.
- A presentation on teacher collaboration (slides):
- 2003 version*, for independent school leaders
- 2008 version, for math teachers and math department chairs
- 2012 version*, for independent school teacher-leaders
A one-page list of useful books and resources for math teachers, reflecting my interests and quirks. (Last updated in 2009.)
The outline of a workshop for beginning teachers: Everything I Know.