Have you ever been having a bad day and someone left you a little note that brought a smile to your face instantly? I am a HUGE note writer. I also have a GREAT appreciation for a handwritten note given to me. I was recently listening to a podcast where the host was talking about… Continue reading Words of Affirmation
Morning Math Tubs Take a moment and think about how your students’ mornings start in your classroom. If I walked in blindfolded, what would I hear?If I wore ear plugs, what would I see?Are your students excited to come into your classroom?Are your students engaged within the first 5 minutes of the day? Do you… Continue reading Morning Math Tubs
If I’m being honest, when it comes to Math Talks, there’s no one right way to do it. I have been doing Math Talks with my classes for almost 10 years now. There’s always a direction I’m trying to go with the discussion, but many times the direction changes depending on what the students are… Continue reading Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About
The saying usually goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!” but we don’t think that’s appropriate next week at SDE’s National Conference in Las Vegas. Over 6,000 administrators and teachers coming from all over the USA and other countries will be attending a variety of fun-filled, engaging, and thought-provoking sessions. Those in attendance are… Continue reading What happens in Vegas, should NOT stay in Vegas!
For most of us, our school year just ended or ended a few weeks ago. Whether it was two weeks ago, two days ago, or this week, our summer break is here! I'm not sure about you, but I always have mixed feelings about summer. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE SUMMER! No 5:30am alarm.… Continue reading How do you summer?
As many of you know, this year has brought about new opportunities for me, including the creation of Hilty Consulting! I have been pleasantly surprised with the amount of inquiry I have received about services I can provide to schools and districts. I am looking forward to meeting many new faces this summer and fall,… Continue reading New Opportunities, New Partnerships
As a teacher, have you ever been bored with daily worksheets or wanted to make your students’ learning more engaging? Are you wondering what to put in your guided math stations? Or you don’t have money to purchase manipulatives for your classroom? A possible solution could be implementing puzzles! I’m not just talking about a… Continue reading Puzzled with what to do? Puzzles may be the answer.
Looking for summer Math Professional Development? Emily and I are excited to share the news that we've put together a summer math institute! We included sample agendas, but all content can be customized for your building/district. To learn more about pricing and options, email HiltyConsulting@gmail.com.
Hello, it’s Emily again!! Kristin said she was doing a month of games and I had to share this game after a group of kiddos LOVED it a few weeks ago!! I teach 4th graders, but help out in a 2nd grade classroom focusing on addition fluency. I introduced this game in a whole group… Continue reading A Month Of Games: Target Addition
How many times have you gone out to dinner and you see the dreaded dot game on your child's menu? My daughter loves playing this game, I can't say I always had the same enthusiasm for it. A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to the idea of changing it up and… Continue reading A Month of Games: The Dot Game