No More Mr. Rowe… For Now.

Today, I said goodbye to teachers, students and SSOs from Wirreanda Secondary School, where I’ve been teaching for the past couple of years. It wasn’t just those people I was saying goodbye to, however. I was also saying goodbye to teaching (well, not forever but for the next year or so). Tomorrow, I start my…

The Power of Open Middle Problems

Last week, I wrote this problem. I personally found it interesting that a thought that I had about it’s possible validity actually turned into something that worked quite nicely. Here's a new @openmiddle problem I just made. Let me know what you think. #MTBoS #iTeachMath pic.twitter.com/WWz0q7hNOQ — John Rowe 👨🏽‍🚀 (@MrJohnRowe) June 14, 2018 I…

The Secret Sauce of Great Lessons

A constant thought that came to mind in every session I attended at the 2018 NCTM Annual Meeting & Exposition was, “how am I going to be able to take everything I’ve learnt and actually use it to improve my own practice?”. The short answer, I feel, is that I’m not going to be able…

Meeting the MTBoS Family at NCTM 2018

My learning journey, I would comfortably say, really began nearly four years ago. August 4 2014, I was the lucky person from my school picked to go to a professional development session about a new way of teaching problem-based learning activities. Having nearly forgotten that I was supposed to go, I truly had no idea…