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28 Nov 2018 5:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    • 28 Nov 2018 8:22 AM | Anonymous member
      Hello Everyone. I am one of your Forum Facilitators. My name is Lindsey Bickford and I am the Elementary Instructional Coach for MSAD #11. I am also the Kennebec Country Regional Representative for ATOMIM. I look forward to engaging in rich discussions with you all around Visible Learning.
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    • 28 Nov 2018 3:05 PM | Kathy Cole
      Hi folks,
      My name is Kathy Cole, and I'm a special ed teacher for middle school students in Vassalboro.
      I'm always looking for ways to motivate the students and provide them with hands on learning where possible, so I thought there would be some good strategies to learn from in this book, and through colleagues.
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    • 28 Nov 2018 4:56 PM | Michele Mailhot
      Hi all! My name is Michele Mailhot, I am a mathematics specialist at the Maine Department of Education. I look forward to engaging in conversation around the book with you!
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    • 29 Nov 2018 7:32 AM | Rachel Johns
      Hi I'm Rachel, I teach grade 4, all subjects, at George E. Jack School in SAD6, Standish. My background has been more in language arts, literature where I can fully engage students in dialogue, discussion--I really want to transfer that kind of teaching/learning and excitement for it by learning more about using it with math, a weaker subject of mine. Finally glad to read we should cheer mistakes in order to learn!!
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    • 29 Nov 2018 11:23 AM | Anonymous member
      Hello, Everyone! My name is Kristin Lorbeski and I teach 4th grade at River View Community School in Gardiner (MSAD 11). I am looking forward to sharing ideas about Visible Learning, as well as our experiences in math instruction, with the ultimate goal of enhancing my students' learning experience.
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    • 29 Nov 2018 12:49 PM | Anonymous member
      My name is Julie Lefebvre and I teach 7th and 8th grade math at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland. I signed up for this class because I have enjoyed previous ATOMIM professional development opportunities and am looking forward to learning with fellow math lovers! :-)
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    • 29 Nov 2018 1:37 PM | Anonymous member
      My name is Alyssa Lazaro and I teach Kindergarten at HTS in West Gardiner. I am participating in this book study to gain a deeper understanding of students learning and to help them develop a love for mathematics!"
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    • 29 Nov 2018 5:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Hi everyone,

      I'm Pam Rawson, a teacher at Baxter Academy in Portland. I read a little bit of the original Visible Learning book last year and was curious about how the results applied to mathematics learning. I'm one of the Dine & Discuss facilitators, so I had a chance to read the book over the summer. I'm hoping that this book group will serve as an opportunity to review and dig deeper.
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    • 29 Nov 2018 6:21 PM | Anonymous member
      I am Beth Hayden, a math teacher at Bonny Eagle High School in Standish. I believe the content of this book will add another layer of understanding to the Assessment for Learning process that is our focus (we started last year). I like that the focus of the book is specifically on mathematics.
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    • 29 Nov 2018 6:30 PM | Anonymous member
      Hello-
      As you can see, my name is Ann Luginbuhl. I teach at Charlotte Elementary School in Charlotte. I teach the older students, the pupils in grades 6,7 and 8. Self contained. This means I am teaching all subjects- except gym, health, art and music. There are eleven students in my classroom. I teach three math groups every day. The great thing about this is that my students can be exposed to a wide variety of concepts across multiple levels.
      I am in this class to combat the attitude among my students that math is a series of formulas that you apply to specific math problems to get answers. I want to get them to see math as a toolbox that is used to solve all kinds of problems. Each new skill is simply a new tool to apply to all kinds problems.
      I met with a group in Machias and got some great ideas to get started. I am looking forward to sharing and learning.
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    • 29 Nov 2018 7:06 PM | Anonymous member
      Hello, Everyone! My name is Kristin Lorbeski and I teach 4th grade at River View Community School in Gardiner (MSAD 11). I am looking forward to sharing ideas about Visible Learning, as well as our experiences in math instruction, with the ultimate goal of enhancing my students' learning experience.
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    • 29 Nov 2018 7:12 PM | Anonymous member
      Hello, Everyone! My name is Kristin Lorbeski and I teach 4th grade at River View Community School in Gardiner (MSAD 11). I am looking forward to sharing ideas about Visible Learning, as well as our experiences in math instruction, with the ultimate goal of enhancing my students' learning experience.
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    • 30 Nov 2018 9:18 AM | Anonymous member
      Hi,

      My name is Holly Patenaude, and I work in Minot at Minot Consolidated School as a Grade 6 Math/Science/Social Studies teacher. I was interested in participating in this book study this year, as I wanted to build on what I have been doing with Chappuis' Assessment for Learning, and Hattie's work with effect sizes. When I saw the book, I felt that it was exactly what I needed to assist me with my formative assessment professional goals.

      I am excited about the book study and what direction it will take my teaching this year, and in years to come!

      Looking forward to working with you all!
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    • 01 Dec 2018 9:29 AM | Anonymous member
      Hi,
      My name is Pam Coulling and I teach High School Mathematics (Basic Math, Geometry, & Algebra 2) at Bonny Eagle High School. After participating in last year's Book Study, I wanted to continue in my pursuit of improving ways to communicate mathematics to my students and build their knowledge and confidence (which is often waning by the time they reach high school, if their prior experiences have been lackluster).

      Pam
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    • 02 Dec 2018 3:20 PM | Patty Crawford
      Hi Everyone,
      My name is Patty Crawford and I currently work at Prescott Memorial School in Washington (part of RSU40), where I am a literacy coach (mostly K-6) and a grades 3-6 interventionist. I work with a supportive principal who understands that literacy is interwoven into all subject areas so this allows me to work with teachers in any content area teachers want to improve student outcomes in.

      In the past I have taught math so I am comfortable with the content, but want to develop a stronger pedagogical base so the work I do with teachers and students is even more impactful. Having read Visible Learning has left me wanting to learn more about how to put Hattie's findings into action, which lead me to the Dine&Discuss and this book study.
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    • 02 Dec 2018 3:52 PM | Anonymous member
      Hi all!

      I'm Michael Hayashida, a math teacher over at Poland Regional High School. So fun to see who else is on here. (Hi, Pam and Becky!) And goodness, we have a co-author - that is fantastic! Glad to have you here, Linda. Um, I'm a little bit forgetting what the prompt was that I'm supposed to answer. But I've always subscribed to the theory that teaching can be taught - that there's no such thing as "teaching ability - you either have it or you don't". And then what falls out of that is, therefore, there must be best practices anyone can learn. And wouldn't I love to be better at those best practices! Looking forward to the learning....
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    • 02 Dec 2018 5:55 PM | Anonymous member
      Hello! My name is Lynn Wells, and I am a middle school math teacher at Vassalboro Community School. I am interested in participating because I always want to know more about my field and become a better math teacher for my students.
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    • 03 Dec 2018 11:09 AM | Kelly Adams
      I'm Kelly Adams and I currently teach 7-8 special education in RSU 16. I'm interested in participating in this forum because I have a passion for math instruction and curriculum. Prior to making the jump to special education this year, I taught middle school math for 11 years. I'm always looking to improve my craft. I started reading this book as part of my professional learning goal this year with one of my teaching partners and I would love to be able to hear the thoughts of other educators as well.
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    • 04 Dec 2018 9:43 AM | Anonymous member
      Hi everyone! My name is Heidi Lachapelle, I teach grade 8 Math and Science Bruce Whittier Middle School in Poland Maine. My partner in crime Kelly and I started reading this book earlier this fall and I am excited to have a bigger group to discuss it with!
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    • 04 Dec 2018 6:20 PM | Anonymous member
      Hi Everyone! What an extraordinary range of educators! I teach third grade at the River View School in South Gardiner. Last year I read Visible Learning for Literacy so I am excited to read about Hattie's effect sizes for various strategies as they pertain to math.
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    • 04 Dec 2018 7:27 PM | Anonymous
      Hi Everyone,

      My name is Sharon Imbert and I currently work as an Instructional Coach in grades 3-5 at Ridge View Community School in Dexter, Maine. Until this year, I was a Literacy Coach at the 3-5 level. I am interested in increasing my understanding of mathematics- mathematic strategies and mathematic strategies. I am currently dabbling in Math Running Records, Math Workshop in Action & Guided Math in Action by Dr. Nicki Newton, and taking a number sense course through Building Math Minds to increase my understanding and knowledge base in math. It has been and continues to be quite a learning curve! I decided to participate in this book club to learn more about what works best to optimize student learning! :-)
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      • 04 Dec 2018 7:31 PM | Anonymous
        Leave it to the Literacy Coach to screw up her posting... long day with Parent-Teacher conferences! The third sentence should read- I am interested in increasing my understanding of mathematical strategies and mathematical practices. :-)
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    • 05 Dec 2018 5:58 PM | Anonymous member
      Hi,
      My name is Cynthia Snow. I live in Manchester and teach grade 2 @ Helen Thompson School in West Gardiner. A teacher I know participated in D 'n D last year and said it was good. I learned a lot at the ATOMIM Spring conference so I thought I would do this to continue my growth in learning best practices for teaching math.
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    • 10 Dec 2018 9:04 AM | Anonymous member
      Hello,

      Sorry to be a little late getting on here. My name is Tennille Moore and I teach mathematics at Mt. Desert Island High School. Mostly I teach juniors and seniors, Algebra II and Precalculus. I was drawn to this book study because my school is collectively reading Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners Grades K-12, which is written by the same authors. I'm looking forward to reading a book that is more focused on just mathematics. Thanks!
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    • 10 Dec 2018 4:27 PM | Anonymous member
      Gene here, I'm late to the forum, but always interested in the teaching of math and improving outcomes for students. I am the special education director in Falmouth (K-12) and looking forward to learning more through this book study.
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    • 10 Dec 2018 4:50 PM | Julie Nugent
      Hello Everyone,

      My name is Julie Nugent. I am a 4th grade teacher at Waterboro Elementary School in Waterboro, Maine. I am interested in participating in this book club as I would like to someday be a math school math coach. Therefore I am very interested in learning lots of techniques to teach math.
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    • 10 Dec 2018 7:26 PM | Anonymous member
      I am Mary Violette. I teach the students who are identified as Gifted and Talented in Waterville. I teach three daily math classes: fourth grade accelerated math, fifth grade accelerated math, and honors geometry for eighth graders. I also have weekly pullouts in third grade math, as well as pullouts in ELA, social studies, and science for grades 3-8.



      "What works to best optimize student learning" summarizes what I hope to learn through reading and reflecting on this book. I look forward to reading the posts of other teachers because I learn so much from other teachers when they share their classroom experiences.
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    • 11 Dec 2018 10:46 AM | Chelsea Fay
      Hello,

      My name is Chelsea, and I am a fourth and fifth grade math teacher at Dayton Consolidated School.

      My past experiences and education focused on literacy, so I am interested in improving my mathematics instruction for my students.
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    • 11 Dec 2018 6:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
      Hi everyone!
      My name is Shawn Towle and I teach mathematics to 8th graders at Falmouth Middle School. I got a chance to read this book over the summer, but am looking forward to re-reading it and digging in a little deeper into the ideas and planning to take full advantage of the opportunity to discuss it with others.
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    • 12 Dec 2018 8:02 PM | Meghan Parkhurst
      Hi everyone,

      My name is Meghan Parkhurst. I teach kindergarten in Hollis at Hollis Elementary School. I was interested in participating this year because I am always looking to for ways to make math engaging and meaningful to my young learners. I look forward to seeing everyone again!
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    • 02 Jan 2019 9:45 AM | Anonymous
      My name is Laura Stevens. I'm a PK-5 math coach in South Portland. I am looking forward to learning with you through our book study.
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    • 06 Jan 2019 7:18 PM | Anonymous member
      Hi everyone! My name is Diana Mahar. I am a 5th grade teacher at Beatrice Rafferty School in Pleasant Point, Maine. I am looking to increase my knowledge of visible learning with math so that I can enhance my student's learning experience.
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    • 12 Feb 2019 1:04 PM | Allicia Mitchell
      Hello
      My name is Allicia Mitchell, I am a math teacher for grades 7-12 at Eastport Elementary School and Shead High School. I heard about this group from a colleague and it sounded very interesting.
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