All Ten – a great starter for your math class

Recently I have had the pleasure of working with a new teacher.  Oh I remember those days!  The excitement of starting a new job…the desire to be great.  The overwhelming things-to-do list and anxiety that results when well-meaning veterans overshare tips, to-dos, and resources.  If new teachers are still anything like I was at theContinue reading “All Ten – a great starter for your math class”

Battling Butterflies

In just a few days I’ll be back to school.  Butterflies?  You betcha!Usually this is a busy, fun and exciting time for me…usually. As a classroom teacher, I had my process.  That process often began August 1st when the class lists became live in Powerschool and I could access my schedule.  I’d look hopefully forContinue reading “Battling Butterflies”

Just another day as an oldie but goodie.

I’m an oldie.  An oldie but goodie.  I think.  I hope.  I try to be. I remember the day that I realized I was now one of the veteran teachers on staff…one that some newbies looked to for advice…maybe even answers.  Yikes. It was a Thursday after school.  I was sweaty, exhausted, relieved, and satisfied. Continue reading “Just another day as an oldie but goodie.”

Planning for Discovery

As an educator, I have been very lucky.  I have been blessed with an abundance of game changing opportunities:  planning time with teachers of the same subject and grade built into my regular schedule, access to mentors and math coaches who have worked with me side-by-side in my classroom, and plenty of choices in accessingContinue reading “Planning for Discovery”