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How noisy is your classroom? The importance of social interaction in the mathematics classroom

Along with curriculum, characteristics of classroom environments can influence student engagement with mathematics. Research has found that learning is not solely an active personal construction of knowledge, but is strongly influenced by the social environment within which it takes place, with social interaction an essential element in supporting the development of understanding (O’Toole & Plummer, 2004). 776 more words


Week 1 - Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

This week, I decided I wanted to encourage and build up an old teacher of mine. This teacher hasn’t seen or heard from me in over 7 years but they impacted my life in a very positive way. 366 more words


Writing is a Great Companion, but Reading Stole My Heart

I always knew what to listen for…the crack of my dad’s aging bones as he rose from his seat on the couch. That noise was dependable, like the sunrise. 442 more words

Professional Discussions

When I was in college my professors warned against extended stays in the teacher’s room, and for a long time I avoided this meeting place, but recently, I have been spending a lot of time there. 762 more words


What Teachers Make

Sharing with you a very lovely and inspiring poem written by Taylor Mali. This is for all the hardworking and dedicated teachers I’ve ever had and worked with ☺ Happy reading! 479 more words

Poems And Literature

Nspcc Case Reviews - 2014 

December 2014 – Blackpool – Child BR

Death of a 15-year-old in early 2014, as a result of complications caused by a chronic health condition. … 14,027 more words


Halloween Bulletin Boards for Reading!!!

So I came up with two really adorable Halloween themed bulletin boards geared toward reading.   Check them out!!

One is, “Parts of Speech” – with a spider that has 8 different parts of speech attached to its legs with examples of each, and the other is “Get Caught in a Good Book” – this one is my favorite because I just love the life-like spider webs!!