2017-09-04 Numberless Word Problems

There are two things that I learned about toward the end of last school year that got me so excited I couldn’t wait to try them, Numberless Word Problems was one of them. One of my #eduheroes, Brian Bushart (@bstockus on Twitter), created this idea some time ago, and I was just learning about them.Continue reading “2017-09-04 Numberless Word Problems”

2017-08-28 PDs

This week was the week of Professional Developments (PDs) with my creation and delivery of Interactive Math That’s Meaningful (Horrible Title, I know) and 3 Powerful Math Routines. Each one has some amazing pieces to it that I am very proud of, and both have some areas I do not feel meet my goals. TimeContinue reading “2017-08-28 PDs”

2017-08-16 ReNew Learning and RTR

I love when I come to a new understanding about something that I had previously known, which happened this week. We had the blessing of having a consultant come to our campuses from the county office of education to help us with some work we are doing. Part of the work is to implement RichContinue reading “2017-08-16 ReNew Learning and RTR”

2017-06-01 – Day 22 – Report Cards

Following a great recipe from The Classroom Chefs, I wanted to give my students the opportunity to grade me and to make a note to warn my future students what to expect from a class taught by me. My premise is simple, the students were asked to fill out an anonymous template that graded meContinue reading “2017-06-01 – Day 22 – Report Cards”

2017-05-30 – Day 20 – First Rep

One of the things I was excited about trying out is two new learnings: The splat series from Steve Wyborney and the numberless word problems from Brian Stockus. Here is my chance to do the first rep with another class….mind you this is the last week of school, a minimum day, and I’m playing theContinue reading “2017-05-30 – Day 20 – First Rep”

2017-05-23 – Day 13 – BreakoutEDU

An amazing teacher was inquiring about the use of BreakoutEDU having heard about it at some point. A “little birdie” in the form of one our equally amazing technology TOSAs let her know I have some of the boxes and am willing to demonstrate. She reached out to see if I’d be available to showcaseContinue reading “2017-05-23 – Day 13 – BreakoutEDU”

2017-05-22 – Day 12 – Creating My First 3 Act With Friends

On the Twitters, what started out as a general comment about snacks and a shared love of eating said snacks had lead to a collaboration of creating our ever 3 Act Math Task. The collaboration is awe inspiring and I’m looking forward to this new endeavor. I even asked the master, Mr. Dan Meyer, andContinue reading “2017-05-22 – Day 12 – Creating My First 3 Act With Friends”

2017-05-18 – Day 8 – Rich Task Routines & Fraction Splats

One of the charges my district has taken on requires that we work toward improving math instruction at the 5th-grade level – this grade level has been identified as a severe turning point in the performance and mindset of learners toward mathematics. We are working on ways that will improve instruction and learning experiences so studentsContinue reading “2017-05-18 – Day 8 – Rich Task Routines & Fraction Splats”

2017-05-14 – Day 4 – Summer Learning

I have been wondering what my learning journey would look like over the summer, and I found my answer today thanks to my amazing #PLN. Starting with Margie’s (@pearse_margie) posting of great summer reads, I first thought about all the books I read without really learning from over the summer. My second thought was aContinue reading “2017-05-14 – Day 4 – Summer Learning”