Archive for December, 2013

My Real Life Math Problem

Posted: 20th December 2013 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Here’s my real life math problem today. After 14 hours of car travel, I needed some exercise. I needed to walk 2 km to feel human again, but I had to supervise my squirrelly daughter in the hotel pool. So I walked around the pool. The pool was a 7 m by 4 m rectangle. […]

A Little Holiday Cheer

Posted: 16th December 2013 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

There is something about this season.  Can you feel it?  It’s everywhere.  Yep.  You know what it is?  Exhaustion. The fresh start, well-rested start of September is long gone.  The let’s-get-down-to-the-important-stuff work of October and November has petered out.  It’s dark.  It’s cold.  There are too many indoor recesses and runny noses.  We’re pulled in […]

Why I’m Promoting Inquiry

Posted: 7th December 2013 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

If you’ve read this blog before, or if you have talked to me for more than ten minutes, you’ll know that I am passionate about promoting inquiry in our schools.  I realized last night that I’ve never really articulated why I think it is important and meaningful.  I’ve read the research, I’ve seen how inquiry efforts affect […]

How to Eat an Elephant

Posted: 5th December 2013 by kkeerybi in Uncategorized

Teachers have one of the most overwhelming jobs.  You have a classroom of individuals – who come with every kind of history, strength and need – who need your direction and guidance (which is probably not the same direction and guidance needed by the other 20 or 30 students in the room) every period of […]