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How to Use a Bump it Up Wall and Descriptive Feedback to Improve Student Performance

Have you ever thought about trying a Bump it Up Wall in your classroom? I had heard about Bump it Up Walls through colleagues, who said they were an effective tool in improving student performance on assessments, tests and exams. 1,210 more words

Math - What's next?!!

As someone who LOVES Math and did all the extra problems in school for homework (just because it was so fun) and now have been teaching it for about 18 years, I’ve learned so much while teaching!  824 more words

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Are Procedures a Dirty Word in our Current Math Classrooms?

I accidentally created an online argument between myself and other passionate educators on a Jo Boaler dedicated Facebook page. After countless hours of endless research and sending messages to math educators I admire, I still had a question that could not seem to be answered. 590 more words

Alan Jolley Hangs Up His Chalk

Connecticut teachers can retire with maximum benefits after 37.5 years of service.

When Al Jolley retired this month — for the 2nd time; he taught 1 or 2 classes a year since his 1st retirement 5 years ago — he’d been an educator for nearly 52 years. 756 more words


No Longer Negotiable

This past school year, I had the pleasure of going through Principles to Actions again with another group of teachers involved in the book study.  We had great discussions, and the wonderful, adventurous teachers I work with collaborated, created, and tried new things.     148 more words

Instructional Coach

When Math Worlds Collide

originally posted July 20, 2016

I travel a lot.

I live in two mathematical worlds.  I’ve invested substantial time in both.  I have friends in both.   1,025 more words

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What is the point of lesson plans?

For new teachers of the deaf, lesson planning can be a daunting task. But with time, it becomes more automatic and comfortable. Until then, here are some reminders of why lesson planning is so important. 438 more words