But they also know how amazing it feels to see comprehension dawn in their students' eyes - when a concept suddenly makes sense and math becomes meaningful.
In The Classroom Chef, John and Matt share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them "get" math. You can use these ideas and methods as-is, or better yet, tweak them and create your own enticing educational meals. The message the authors want to convey is that, with imagination and preparation, every teacher can be a Classroom Chef.
Far from bland or boring, the lessons and ideas in The Classroom Chef spark curiosity-and occasionally bewilderment and awe (yes, in math class).
After all, mullets, ziplines, and sharks aren't standard topics for typical math classes.
But maybe they should be.
|Publisher:||Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Preparing the Kitchen 5
Chapter 1 Finding Meaning in Math (or Any) Class 7
Chapter 2 Giving Up on Processed Food 15
Setting the Table 31
Chapter 3 There's No Substitute for Preparation 33
Chapter 4 False Starts and Better Beginnings 45
Chapter 5 Serving Up Appetizers in Your Classroom 53
Chapter 6 Barbie Zipline 67
Chapter 7 Mullet Ratio 75
Chapter 8 Scale Factor Billboards 81
Chapter 9 Big Shark 85
Chapter 10 September 11th 93
Chapter 11 The Plating-Presentation Is Everything! 99
Chapter 12 How to Make Your Own Entrée 113
Side Dishes 127
Chapter 13 The World Needs More Education Geeks 129
Chapter 14 Make Your Lessons Pop 137
Chapter 15 Rethinking Assessment 151
The Bill 167
Chapter 16 Risks and Rewards 169
The Reviews 179
Chapter 17 The Teacher Report Card 181
A Take-Home Container, Please! 189
The Pantry 193
Secret Ingredients (a.k.a. Works Cited) 195
Appendix A Chefs Who Inspire Us 199
Appendix B Salad Bar of Favorites 200
More From Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc. 204
About the Authors 210