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What Makes a Teacher Outstanding?

What Makes a Teacher Outstanding?

Tonight I’m asking you to help me write a blog post.  We have all read or heard the research that states that teacher quality is the single most important factor in student success.  Not class size, not resources, not even socioeconomic factors.  Teacher...
Math IS Real Life

Math IS Real Life

Today, I’m linking up with Smith Curriculum and Consulting, The Teacher Studio, Teaching to Inspire in 5th, and MissMathDork for a look at how math is used in the real world.  You might want to check out their Pinterest board to see previous Math is Real Life...
Math Rock Stars in the Big Easy

Math Rock Stars in the Big Easy

I am in math paradise–the NCTM Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans, LA.  I presented my Quick Daily Routines for Building Number Sense first thing this morning, and I was pleasantly surprised that the 8:00 AM start time and the long trek to the far end...
Tips for Effective Remediation

Tips for Effective Remediation

It’s testing season (sigh…), and before you get into the meat of the blog post, enjoy a good laugh with this video!  Just click on the picture. I laugh so hard each time I watch that video, but it’s also a bit of a sad commentary regarding how we...
Start the Morning with Math!

Start the Morning with Math!

Kiddos need a structured routine to start their instructional day, and there’s no better way to begin the day than with Morning Meeting by Responsive Classroom. Morning Meeting includes four components: greeting, sharing, group activity, and morning message....
Halloween Math FREEBIES!

Halloween Math FREEBIES!

Later this week, mobs of little ghosties, zombies, and princesses will take to the streets!  Add a little Halloween spin to your math activities this week with these free seasonal activities.  Click on the captions for each picture to visit the various blog posts and...

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