January is a time for resolutions; a time to set goals, renew commitments, or vow to improve. Typically, these resolutions last about a month. . . and for some of us (myself included) a month is being generous! So, I am going to try something
Back in the day before microwaves, iPhones, and Wordle there were the “Three Rs.”
I was taught that a “sound” education comprised of these “Three Rs” which were:
● And Arithmetic.
Now, I’m not arguing that those “Three Rs” aren’t important or relevant anymore.
I am arguing
A mathematics strategy game typically refers to a game that is won by out-maneuvering one’s opponent. Such games abound in apps. Some more common to the mathematics classroom include Nim and Mancala. These games include quantitative and deductive reasoning, and they are fun! But we
You don’t need me to tell you how demanding and outright exhausting it is to be a classroom teacher. And given the realities of our professional landscape these days, many of us are more than just exhausted. Every passing day, I hear more stories of
It’s Tuesday at a middle school. COVID cases are rising, staff is stretched to the limit, and the students are caught in the middle of the dual distresses of their loved ones at home and the educators at school. A student is disrupting your opening
As we enter 2022, all of us want to put the anguish of the past 20 months behind us. Yet, it seems as if we are almost tethered to trauma. It keeps following us—week after week, month after month. And, at times, even as we
January represents the beginning of a new calendar year; however, it is also the beginning of the second semester of the school year for students. The beginning of the second semester is a great time to “take the pulse” of your students' mathematical thinking and
Welcome back from hopefully the most restful, relaxing, and rejuvenating break you’ve ever had as an educator. You deserve it! These past two years have truly been some of the most challenging in my professional career and I assume yours, too. One bright spot I
The pandemic’s impact on teaching and learning environments has made us rethink our best teaching practices and adapt our traditional approaches to new digital-age learning options. As we enter the new year, I’d like to invite all educators to take a closer look at an