Those who have followed me for a while know that I’m on a mission to teach students that math can be found everywhere. Math is not just limited to a daily academic block and repetitive facts learned at home. Math describes the world ... Read More
I remember someone asking me if rounding to the nearest ten or hundred was "something students REALLY needed to know, or do we just teach it because it's on the test?" It's a fair question. Many skills don't seem necessary until we ... Read More
Teaching subtraction with regrouping is a marathon, not a sprint. And one that requires four things: The concept to be broken down into bitesize lessonsA range of strategies to support foundational subtraction ... Read More
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Full Disclosure: I believe that you can use almost any picture book to support conversation skills. Think about it. The structure of a well-done read-aloud is a scaffolded conversation. The book is our central topic. We use ... Read More
Virtual Teammates, it’s time we chat… about chatting. Recently, many of you reached out asking for advice on one common struggle. How do I teach conversation skills? After settling into the year, you've noticed some ... Read More
Virtual teammates, I hear you. Our virtual community stretches far across the country, and I feel honored to hear from many of you in times of excitement and in need. Recently, I'm seeing a pattern. Teachers are noticing high levels of ... Read More