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  • Texas students will take a new accountability test this year, the STAAR test.  I attended a workshop today presented by a consultant from Lead4Ward who…
  • One of the things that’s awesome about being a math coach is having the opportunity to interact with so many creative teachers on a daily…
  • In preparing for my planning meeting with the Kindergarten team today, I was looking through Kassia Omohundro Wedekind’s book, Math Exchanges: Guiding Young Mathematicians in…
  • As more teachers move to a workshop approach for math instruction, students spend increasing amounts of time working outside of the teacher’s direct supervision.  With instructional…
  • As teachers, we struggle with too much to teach and too little time.  That’s why it is increasingly important that we get the most bang…
  • Today I put the strategy I described yesterday into action with my 3rd grade tutorial group.  I developed a little cheat sheet (click on the…
  • Math benchmark.  Two words that strike fear in the hearts of students and teachers alike.  Texas is now in it’s third year of STAAR, a…
  • One of the reasons I love teaching math is that it is so much different now than when I was in elementary school (Google paleolithic…
  • Monday, I’m meeting with the 2nd grade team to help share some ideas for teaching fractions.  One of their objectives is to determine if fractions…
  • Okay, I realize the title of this post is very corny, but it got your attention so I can talk about one of my favorite…
  • I visited in a 3rd grade class today and saw CRA in action again. Let’s backtrack a bit.  A couple of weeks ago during planning,…
  • I talk a LOT about teaching using the concrete–>representational–>abstract (CRA) sequence of instruction. Since I’m often involved in remediation, I see the results of kiddos who…
  • So, I’m taking the blog plunge! I guess it fits that I’m launching my blog on MLK’s birthday. It really is a dream to be…

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