I can’t hold back any longer! I have an overflowing list of wordless picture books that I’m dying to share with you. But, wait. Jillian, picture books without words? What’s the benefit? Shouldn’t we be teaching literacy through books ... Read More
We all have struggling mathematicians in our classroom. Where they struggle, or how many are struggling may differ from year to year, but the point is that we always need to be considering these students as we make choices about our ... Read More
Ever had a student who is bored at their math center? I have! More than once… actually lots of times. I want my students actively engaged in their learning, so being bored is something I always work to fix. Not to mention that ... Read More
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There are a lot of misconceptions out there about Guided Math. I’ve seen many things labeled “Guided Math” that truly have me scratching my head. With so much (mis)information out there, I thought I’d take some time to help break down ... Read More
Every fall I hear phrases like “regression,” “summer slide,” and “learning loss”. While I understand the worries teachers and caregivers have around these terms, I am also a HUGE proponent of allowing kids to be kids during the ... Read More
How do you mark the end of a year when this school year has been anything but ordinary? Masked up. Through a screen. Outdoors. Six feet apart. Switching models and routines every few months. That said, End of the Year is a ... Read More