If you are planning on doing the LIMITLESS MIND book study with us and want to earn graduate credit from an accredited university, this would be an easy 15 contact hours of reading the book and participating in the online discussion. Raise your hand if you're a teacher who stays late to get work done… Continue reading Continuing Your Education
Jo Boaler is a best-selling author, Stanford mathematics professor, brain researcher, and an educator who has the remarkable talent of getting you to think deep to the roots of your teaching pedagogy. I have read some of Boaler’s books before- Mathematical Mindsets & Mindset Mathematics 4th Grade- and have really enjoyed them. When I heard… Continue reading The Limitless Mind
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
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?
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
I have three kids of my own and I’m a teacher. I have always been the mom that sort-of, kind-of works with my kids at home on numbers and letters while they’re in preschool, but nothing over the top. I’m talking show the Letter Factory videos and doing one-to-one correspondence counting when I’m doing something… Continue reading Number Cards
Some of you know I am volunteering with two third-grade classrooms in the building where I used to teach. We have spent the first part of this year working on understanding the concepts of multiplication and division. We've built equal groups with counters, skip-counted on a number line, built area models and arrays, learned how… Continue reading How “SMART” Are We???
I am excited to have the opportunity to once again deliver my 2-day seminar across the country. For those of you who have attended in the past, thank you! Your positive comments and feedback have helped me continuously shape and evolve this seminar to meet teachers’ needs. For those of you who haven’t had the… Continue reading It’s Seminar Season…