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What's with all the noise?

Taking a brief divergent from posting about math, I am addressing classroom management issues. This year, I started at a new school and am feeling like I am in my first year all over again. 628 more words

Beginner Teachers

Reinventing the Student Notebook

Three years ago, during my first year at Morgan Park Academy, I had to improvise part of a lesson after I was left without one of the handouts I planned to use. 666 more words

Middle School

Leading Together for Growth & Impact

This past weekend, about 75 of Graded’s teacher leaders came together in our black box theater to collaborate and learn at the two-day Teacher Leader Retreat.   272 more words

High School

Victoria Jamieson's Back! All's Faire in Middle School

All’s Faire in Middle School, by Victoria Jamieson, (Sept. 2017, Dial Books), $12.99, ISBN: 978-0525429999

Recommended for ages 9-13

Newbery Honor winner Victoria Jamieson’s newest graphic novel, All’s Faire in Middle School, introduces readers to Imogene (Impy), an 11 year-old who’s about to start middle school after being homeschooled. 247 more words

Tween Reads


With summer just around the corner (or for some of you already here), I’m very excited to spend time on things that I didn’t have time for. 314 more words

Beginner Teachers

Differentiation as Universal Access: Examples from Math

The illustration below demonstrates the idea of designing instruction that targets all students and still caters for those with difficulties or special needs. So for example, instead of planning a lesson that is mainly based on written tasks, one can plan for the same lesson with a strong oral component that will allow time and space for those with writing skills difficulty to explore ideas verbally first. 564 more words

High School

Math teacher communities, where is yours?

“I know that the best professional development is simply time to connect and network with other math teachers. I don’t need a program. I don’t need a PLC. 314 more words

Beginner Teachers