Kindergarten Readiness: 10 Things Your Child Should Know

It's almost Kindergarten readiness screening time for my school, and it is exciting to see the new faces that will walk through our doors come September. But it can also be a very frustrating time for Kindergarten teachers because it seems that our little angels with their shining eyes enter with an ever-shrinking knowledge base. [...]

Adding Depth in the Elementary Math Classroom

I'm at a new school this year and since the beginning of the school year, I have always felt that something was missing from my lessons but I just couldn't put my finger on it. I'm not a new teacher and I have taught many different kinds of students, but the students that I have [...]

What is Complex Math Instruction?

I teach 5th grade Math at an elementary school, and I have noticed that many elementary teachers and instructional support personnel  have not yet made the shift to more complex  math instruction. The school in which I work is still trying to  push small group instruction, where the teacher teaches a small group and the other [...]

Teaching Fractions, Piece By Piece

Ugh. Fractions. I love to teach math, but fractions-blah. So like with any challenging unit, I like to bring in something tangible. Remember, kids were designed to manipulate items and are tactile learners, some on into ten and eleven years of age. This activity is great for all ages and will teach several different concepts [...]

Failure is not an Option: The Interactive Approach to Learning

So many articles out there lately talk about the downfalls of education and the humiliation of the public school teacher. The question is, do we have the resources out there to help those struggling students--the ones in urban areas living in poverty--to meet the same standards as their peers? If you ask my boss, the [...]

By | February 17th, 2016|Instruction&Curriculum, Mathematics|0 Comments