Our district does a fair amount of collaborative work with mathematics, which is really cool. I still find that I’m meeting teachers I didn’t know and teachers who are new to the district. And much as I’m frequently a crankypants about “this wouldn’t work in my context”, it’s really neat to see teachers in different contexts thinking their way through and around the same issues.
Anyway, we always start off district sessions by doing mathematics together. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
Also, professional development was held at a friend’s school, which I had never been to before. Here is a photo from the school:
I asked if he went to Target every day. He said he did not. I am flabbergasted.