Posts by Dan Golub

Why Teaching? Why Blueprint? Why Me? Why You?

If you don’t need teaching as part of your life, if you don’t really love it, don’t be a teacher. But how do you know without trying it? How do you try it? How do you figure out what to do while you’re trying it out? I was asked to write a blog post about…

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Nailing the Education Interview

It’s spring, which means that school districts and education non-profits like Blueprint are already interviewing for the upcoming school year. Blueprint has interviewed over 1000 candidates over the past decade and we’d like to share some best practices and tips that bring the right people into the classroom! Tips for Math Fellow Applicants Do your…

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Circulating the Classroom with Purpose

Every teacher knows the power of circulating the classroom during independent or group work. It’s a great way to see what students understand, where they get stuck, and who needs additional support. But circulating in a class of 30 students is a daunting task; I remember feeling overwhelmed in my 8th grade math class because…

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11 FAQs about being a Blueprint Math Fellow

What does Blueprint do? Blueprint trains Math Fellows to tutor small groups of students in public schools. Who becomes a Blueprint Math Fellow? What fellows share is their passion for working with students and their excitement when engaging students in math. But prior to Blueprint, fellows come from all walks of life! There is no…

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Starting the year off strong

New curriculum. Seating Charts. Covid sanitation protocols. Ice breakers. Warm Up Routine. Attendance. New block schedule. Plan for advisory. Organize the materials. Notebook routine. Grade Friday quizzes. Back to school night. Tomorrow’s lesson. Ahhhhhhhhhhh! The first weeks of school are a lot. For everyone. As a Blueprint Math Fellow, how should you juggle the myriad…

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Introducing the Blueprint Blog

Hello Blueprint community! We’re excited to officially launch the Blueprint Blog! The blog will be a space where you can learn about new instructional strategies, gain insight into the life of a Blueprint Math Fellow, hear stories from various Blueprint stakeholders, and understand the Blueprint take on current trends and debates in education. Here’s a…

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