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Get Off the Escalator! Building Independence in Math Workshop

Get Off the Escalator! Building Independence in Math Workshop

The concept of Math Workshop changes the way math has looked in schools for the past 30 years. As we talk about building independent learners, working towards inquiry-based instruction and turning more control of the learning over to students, the idea of entitlement comes up often.

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PreK Centers in a Snap!

PreK Centers in a Snap!

Last week I was in New Orleans working with Lafourche Parish preschool teachers. The goal of the day was numeracy, and one of the highlights was the afternoon make-and-take session, where we had five stations for teachers to visit.  In addition to working on numeracy,...

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More Ideas for Math Vocabulary!

More Ideas for Math Vocabulary!

We know accurate vocabulary is important, but how can I focus on integrating vocabulary into my day without feeling like I’m just adding one extra thing?? We have so many things on our instructional plate in math. Number talks, model drawings in journal, lessons,...

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Sneak Peek! The Math Mights – Coming Soon!

Sneak Peek! The Math Mights – Coming Soon!

Ever get confused by all the strategies out there for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? What if there were a fun, friendly, character that you could associate with each strategy to help you keep them straight?? Introducing the Math Mights! Strategic...

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My Caribbean Adventure

My Caribbean Adventure

I was given a referral by a colleague who asked if I was interested in doing any work in the Dutch Caribbean. At first, I thought he was joking. But when it turned out that he wasn't, I told him I would MAKE time! My destination: an island called Sint Eustatius,...

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