2017-12-04 Learning

Recently, I have been growing and learning in many, many areas, while I was preparing for CMC North, I revisited some ideas and found a rabbit hole that is so very deep. The pathway within this rabbit hole led by Simon Sinek’s famous Ted Talk about starting with your why,  and connected to a varietyContinue reading “2017-12-04 Learning”

2017-11-13 A Perfect Instructional Storm

There are challenges in your life as an educator that let you know you have really grown. Recently I had an opportunity to really challenge myself, learn, and grow. Let’s set the stage. Let’s start with 71 fifth graders eagerly awaiting me like a school of pirañas. Let me decide to teach this on aContinue reading “2017-11-13 A Perfect Instructional Storm”

2017-11-06 Three Huge Tasks and a Lesson

The culmination of this past week has seen three huge events come to pass and a wonderful lesson series. Event 1. The Central California Youth Summit. Event 2. CVCue STEAM Learning Experience Event 3. My 2nd Marathon of the Year (PR again) And the lesson. Using personal experience with Numberless Word Problems, diamond paper, andContinue reading “2017-11-06 Three Huge Tasks and a Lesson”

2017-10-23 3 Lessons to Creating Student Authors of Mathematics

A series of three lessons that sparks curiosity, inspires learning, and promotes literacy.

2017-10-16 What a Week

Returning from Northern California this past weekend, I was thinking about all the challenges that we had to accomplish this week with a mixture of dread and excitement. Monday The week began with the implementation of my newest game created around the 4.MD.3 standard. The game also involves six other standards interlaced within the cluesContinue reading “2017-10-16 What a Week”

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”

2017-05-30 – 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”