Michelle Russell

Experimenting with a ‘Group’ Test in Math Class – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog A couple of months ago someone posted a comment on my Meaningful Math post, Do My Classroom Rules Help or Hurt Learning? and recommended group tests. He suggested putting students into groups of three and allowing the students to collaborate on a test. Every student would work the test, but only one test from each group would be graded, therefore all the students in the group had to agree on every answer. (Shout out to Bill Hunt…

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How Do I Make Myself a More Likeable Teacher? – Education Article

A MiddleWeb Blog Recently I have seen articles discussing the connection between teacher likeability and student achievement. This is something I have thought a lot about since I started teaching. I believe if students like their teacher they will be more motivated and will try harder. On a personal level, I learned early in my career if my students liked me, my classroom ran more smoothly. The opposite was true as well – if students didn’t like me, it was…

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