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”

Surviving the Countdown

Don’t get me wrong…I love being a teacher.  But during the third week in June an unbelievable exhaustion sets in.  At the end of the school year, teachers have report cards to complete, final grades to justify, transition notes to update, end of year celebrations to plan, materials to collect, classrooms to pack up, textbooksContinue reading “Surviving the Countdown”

On Becoming a Math Person…

I may be a middle school math teacher now, but my math story began a long time ago.  It didn’t begin as a love story, but it could have.  It should have.  I am one of the lucky ones.  My experience with math keeps getting sweeter.  While it admittedly took a few decades longer thanContinue reading “On Becoming a Math Person…”