IB Mathematics Applications and Interpretations

In our IB Mathematics Interpretations and Applications class, students are not only learning new math concepts, but they are also using these concepts to make …

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Taco Tuesday & Other Anomalies: Creating Community and Culture in a New School

In the summer of 2019, I began making tacos on Tuesdays, not because I am the Spanish teacher with Mexican background but because the availability …

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Students consider the techniques of two inspirational artists for their own designs.

Kara Walker, Exxodus of Confederates from Atlanta from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) [set of 15 prints], 2005. Offset lithography and silkscreen. …

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El día de los muertos; Celebrating Life on the Day of the Dead

As a child, I saw the ins and outs of Día de los muertos around me because it wasn’t a holiday we observed at home. …

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IB Biology at WaPrep

In biology there is a joke we pass around: the more complicated a system is, the more difficult it is to study. Biological systems are …

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Encryption, Decryption, and Matrices

Over the course of my 20 years teaching mathematics, matrices have been in and out of the Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus curriculum. I happen to …

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Before COVID-19, school closures occurred & the good that came…

In the mid-2000s, a few of my colleagues and I thought it would be prudent to consider and then develop a process for extended school …

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Students discover connections between their learning and the world around them!

Among the most rewarding moments as a teacher are those when students discover connections between their own learning and the world around them. This semester, …

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