I have been getting a lot of emails regarding functions. How to teach them in a way that helps students to understand and remember what they are and why they are so important in mathematics (and science and computers and...)So, I thought I would share some previous...read more
Humor is good, right? Sarcasm is so easy. It is fun to get a laugh. It certainly had a place in our home growing up and within my extended family too. I brought it with me as a teacher in my classroom. Humor is good, right? My embarrassment What I didn't realize is...read more
You may have noticed this post on Facebook Page recently. (If not, feel free to like our page. We would love for you to join us!) One of the comments really made me think. "This is supposed to be encouraging...but I feel that it’s most truly an indictment on our...read more
Do your students often forget the definitions that they need to understand to be successful in geometry? If so, this blog post is for you. We will use angle definitions specifically to address this topic.read more
Emergency lesson plans are a great way to be sure that if you need to be out of your classroom, your students will continue to learn and grow even when you are not there or there are other situations. There are three different times that I use emergency lesson plans...read more
I recently shared an article on the expiration dates on certain strategies or concepts used in the classroom, and so many of you had such great comments on that article that I wanted to discuss it a bit further. The strategy that brought the most feedback was on the...read more
If you’ve been teaching for any amount of time, you have likely encountered those students who tend to shut down. There are many reasons why a student will have difficulties, and it is important to understand how to create the best environment possible for them. Too...read more
As a full-time teacher, I know how difficult it can be to make the shift between break and going back to school, especially after a long winter break. I get it. When I was single and teaching, I can well remember not wanting to leave “jammies on the couch” mode to...read more
In this world of instant gratification, do your students struggle with waiting? Wait time can be difficult to implement in your classroom for several reasons, but I would say one of the biggest reasons is that from the time children are babies, they are not taught to...read more
Bootcamp Challenge #4:
How do you handle students that get frustrated?
Here are four things that work in my classroom when I feel the frustration levels rise.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to sign up for the FREE 10 Day Bootcamp: How to Teach At-Risk and Underprepared Students Common Core Math, do it today!read more