End-of-the-Year Activities May 20, 2022

Just found out I need to visit and observe a teacher next week. So thankful the year is almost over. As we were visiting, we talked about how these last few weeks feel like herding cats. Do you feel us? 

Here are some End-of-the-Year activities to help make the last few days and weeks...

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Not Yet! Shifting Your Students’ Mindsets Mar 15, 2022

Motivating Students to Shift from I Can't to Look at Me Now!

Returning to the classroom after 20 years as an administrator, I wondered, did I still have the "magic touch?" I was the team leader of 4 new teachers. We met over lunch earlier that month; we bonded instantly, laughing and sharing...

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Spoiler Alert: Small incremental gains might just change the world of math Feb 15, 2022

My husband and I were watching “This Is Us.” Remember the episode where Randal and Beth are playing “Worst Case Scenario” in preparation for dinner with Deja and  Malik. They are preparing their minds for the possible news that Deja and Malik want to tell them....

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6 Insanely Useful Tips for October in the Math Classroom Oct 16, 2021

 6 Insanely Useful Tips for October in the Math Classroom

When looking at the gorgeous scenery from my sister's hiking adventures, a spark of envy stirs inside me. How did she get to the place where she exerted so much energy to climb mountains and find that exhilarating? Slow, steady, and...

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Where Does Culture Fit Into The Math Class? math culture Sep 18, 2021

Culturally responsive mathematics teaching has been widely studied, but it sometimes can be difficult to implement. Teachers are faced with ever-changing dynamics. What role does culture play in math class?

 
I put together a resource containing 4 easy to implement strategies, including...
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5 Easy, Peasy Back to School Activities back to school Sep 10, 2021

I was coaching Quin this week.

She is a new teacher this year teaching math. We were brainstorming some back-to-school activities that would engage students and tie into math. We wanted to help students ease back into school and also do some informal assessments. One activity we decided on...

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