How “SMART” Are We???

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???

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…

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 3: Making Whole Group Instruction Work

I’m halfway through my series of posts about guided math.  Thank you to those of you who have reached out with your kind comments and questions.  I’m excited to have the chance to meet some of you in person in my upcoming seminar locations! This week I want to focus on one of the biggest … Continue reading Guided Math Part 3: Making Whole Group Instruction Work