It’s Seminar Season…

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…

What the Heck is a Rekenrek???

Hi friends! This is Emily, and I am excited to join Kristin on this journey of helping to improve math instruction and share ideas with all of you. For my first post I wanted to share an idea with you that I started doing last year with my class during the first week of school. … Continue reading What the Heck is a Rekenrek???

17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons #8 & 9

Hopefully you will have joined us on Tuesday night poolside in Vegas.  I've already heard from several presenters who read yesterday's post and they will be there with me!  We meet so many of you in our sessions, but we don't get the chance to really get to know you.  That's what the pool sessions … Continue reading 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons #8 & 9

17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reason #7

53 days and counting...crazy to think that two months from today everyone will be home from the conference.  Time is certainly flying by quickly! On to reason #7 to attend the Teaching Math Conference--Interactive Notebooks!  At the end of day 1 I will spend 75 minutes discussing the nuts and bolts of interactive notebooks for … Continue reading 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reason #7

17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons #1-4

Are you thinking about attending SDE's National Conferences this summer?  Are you wanting to find a way to convince someone to "sponsor" you to attend?  Well...I'm starting a series of posts which will give you 17 reasons you should attend the National Teaching Math Conference! Here we go:  Reasons 1, 2, 3, and 4--Addition, Subtraction, … Continue reading 17 Reasons to Attend SDE’s National Teaching Math Conference: Reasons #1-4

Guided Math Part 4: Small Groups with a Big Purpose

One component about guided math that everyone can agree on, the use of small group instruction.  We all know the benefits of working with students in small groups, especially when our class sizes seem to keep growing and the needs of our students continue to deepen.  When we think about small groups, we must keep … Continue reading Guided Math Part 4: Small Groups with a Big Purpose