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Part E

Evaluating Problem Solving
  Make a Lesson Plan | Summing Up the Session | Final Journal


Before starting your final journal entry, gather your entries from Journals 1-4 and reread them, making any additional comments or editing your original remarks. Highlight questions that were most provocative or productive for you in thinking about problem solving. What would you like to add to what you have written? Would you write more now? If so, go for it.

Here are some questions for your final journal.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • We have now studied the communication and problem-solving process standards. How are these standards connected?
  • Small changes can result in big differences. What one change in your classroom could you make to improve your students' problem-solving skills? Could you make that change the next time you walk into your classroom, say, tomorrow? Why or why not?
  • Imagine that a video team was to arrive tomorrow to tape your class as a study of problem solving in action. What would the video show? What would you be proud of? What might you want to change?
  • As a teacher, where would you like to be with respect to problem solving one year from now? How might you get there? How will you know when you've gotten there?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please print your last entry and add it to Journals 1-4.

Congratulations -- you've completed the session! If you are someone who is motivated by rewards, then give yourself an appropriate one. You've just completed a substantial amount of work, and you deserve credit.

next  In the next session, we address the Reasoning and Proof Standard.

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