I often hear teachers say that they can’t teach math in small groups because they have a prescribed curriculum. I totally get that it can feel like a big obstacle. I used to see it that way too. Like a good percentage of teachers, I had a giant book on my desk that I would teach out of every day. The next day I would
When I first decided to take the plunge and teach my math curriculum in small groups, I remember one of my biggest fears was how much time it was going to take! I already had so much on my plate in the classroom that I was scared to take on ONE MORE THING. Well, after some trial and error, I found some critical routines that
These Summer Math Menus are one of my favorite things to send home with my students at the end of the year. The math activities are fun, engaging, and keep my students curious and thinking over the summer months. #WINNING These activities are purposely open-ended and offer multiple access points. That way, ALL students can access the content, and modifications and extensions are naturally embedded.
Today I am welcoming Heidi Rose on to the podcast. And I don’t know if you follow Heidi already at the Zero Waste Classroom, you definitely will by the end of this episode, but she is such an inspiring person to follow. She brings so much knowledge into my feed and daily tips and just a mindfulness about our environment and our impact. So, I