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Episode #31 Daily Routines to Jump-Start Math Class: An Interview with John SanGiovanni

Jul 1, 2019 | Podcast | 6 comments

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We chat with John SanGIovanni – a Math Supervisor from Baltimore and Author of the book series Daily Routines To Jump-Start Math Class. In this episode John shares why your traditional warm up / bell ringer activities need to change, how to build number sense at any grade level and save time doing it, why traditional homework take-up doesn’t work, how to avoid creating math sheep! And you’ll walk away with 5 Specific Routine Activities to jump start your day.

You’ll Learn

  • Why your traditional warm up / bell ringer activities need to change.
  • How to build number sense at any grade level and save time doing it!
  • Why traditional homework take-up doesn’t work. 
  • How to avoid creating math sheep!
  • 5 Specific Routine Activities to jump start your day.

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6 Comments

  1. cheryl burnett

    Thanks for introducing me to John Giovannis and his books. I will be looking at them and reflecting on my own routines in my math classroom. My take away was to really think about how to engage my students right at the beginning. Thinking about dropping those Problem of the Days as I have noticed students really don’t learn much from them anyway.

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    • Kyle Pearce

      So glad that the conversation resonated with you. We all get better when we listen to different perspectives and reflect. Keep it up!

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  2. Pam Udelhofen

    Thank you for providing a great conversation with John! I used the Jump Start book in my 8th grade math class last year – I “failed” to give students time to talk about their answers before our class discussion. This is definitely something I will be sure to do this year!!

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    • Kyle Pearce

      Amazing to hear that you picked something up you can implement right away. Wait time is so key – and so easy to miss! Glad it stuck with you.

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  3. Kat

    This was such a great listen and thank you for sharing such a great resource, I already ordered the routines book. I love the idea of doing a number sense problem instead of a typical bell ringer but had a question on what then to do about homework? I use a quick spiral homework in which I have my students check with each other each day, do I get rid of that?

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    • Kyle

      Hi Kat! Awesome to hear that you found the episode helpful and you’ve decided to pick up the book!
      I’m not a huge advocate for traditional homework takeup, but it sounds like you’ve set something up that puts the students in the drivers seat. I think you need to reflect on whether that is time well spent and if so, maybe it justifies keeping. If not, then maybe you remove it. Key is whether it is helpful and effective to accomplish what you originally set out for it to do…

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