Day 100: The Observed FRAPPY
It’s hard to believe that I’ve stuck with this challenge for 100 days! Amazing and gratifying!
Today I had one of my formal observations today in AP Statistics. And it is FRAPPY day. The evaluating administrator is a former LA teacher and so the fact that a math class is actually doing technical writing (as per the Common Core English Standards) was well-met. Prior to today’s activity, I shared the Frappy process, the intent of each part and that my students were “well-trained” in the process.
And my students were exemplary! Everything I shared would happen did happen. The students were focused during the writing phase. They collaborated about their answers and adjusted with green pen ONLY after they discussed changes. They thoughtfully discussed the two student answers and wrote suggestions or questions along side the responses. They used the rubric to assess and score their own writing in red while asking clarifying questions about the rubric and the statistical processes and communication. They wrote thoughtful reflections about their level of understanding while also including suggestions to improve their understanding and communication. Here are some examples of their reflections: