David Sladkey has been teaching for over thirty-two years. Today, he shares five random but very helpful teacher hacks. From a new way to track requests to go to the bathroom to a unique cooperative learning strategy and a super cool brain break, you’ll grab five ideas you can use right away.
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Apply something you’ve learned in this show, or even better, share a random idea with someone. For example, I sharpen scissors by cutting sandpaper with them. It works for me! (Just make sure you want them to be sharp!) But there are so many little ideas and hacks that make a difference.
David Sladkey – Bio As Submitted
David Sladkey has taught mathematics at Naperville Central High School in Naperville Community Unit School District #203 for the past 25 years of his 32 years teaching. He is currently teaching Blended Algebra 1 and Precalculus.
He has a variety of passions including student engagement, movement in the classroom, student empowerment, and technology. Outside the classroom, he is an author, speaker, blogger, cyclist, husband, father and proud grandpa.
David holds a B.S. in mathematics and a B.A in education from North Park University and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Illinois University.
- Energizing Brain Breaks
- Engaging Teaching Tools
- Digital Algebra Textbook – https://naperville203algebra1.weebly.com/
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