High School Math Teachers Ashley Borop and Tyler Briggs have been discussing ways to improve their math curriculum. They understand they need to work together and they knew there was a need to change mathematics instruction. They are planning to research the curriculum of some neighboring schools. The two teachers are incorporating "bell ringer" activities with problems designed to illustrate a typical mistake students are making. The idea is to have the students talk through why it is wrong to get them to understand the content even better. Their commitment to improving mathematics instruction is commendable.
Substitute Teacher Tyler Hesh has stepped into the role of Spanish teaching at Midland High School. In an effort to provide Spanish curriculum to students, Tyler has set up Google Hangouts to connect his classes with a Spanish Professor at Bradley University. He is developing instruction by teaching a Spanish novel. Tyler has communicated with another school district to borrow the books to assist students learning the language. He also offers to assist where and when the school needs him. Thank you Tyler for your enthusiasm.