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3 Reads Approach in Mathematics

As a mathematics coach one area where I was constantly tapped for support was problem solving. Problem solving is an area in which not only students struggle, but teachers have difficulty teaching. The complexity of problem solving requires engaging students to make sense of a problem before they set out to solve it.  What typically … Continue reading

Building on Life Experiences

The excitement of school vacation doesn’t end just because students have return to school.  From family trips to visiting relatives, students are filled with life experiences percolating in their mind. This excitement builds when they finally see their classmates and teacher with whom they want to share these experiences with. Have you thought about ways … Continue reading

The International Gap Unearthed

Finland has long been on the international radar as having the most well prepared teachers and with that high international student achievement. The question of “What are they doing in Finland?” has been on the radar for educators in the United States for over the past decade. But a recent article by the Atlantic “When … Continue reading

Creating Digital Products

Goodbye Frank Shaffer circa 1985 you have been in our community long enough and your worksheets don’t grow dendrites. Teachers if I can give you any advice please don’t waste instructional time with run-offs from your favorite fill-in-the-blank workbook. I’m telling you now it may keep your kids quiet for a moment but it won’t … Continue reading

Integrative Instructional Design

The pre-service teachers I work with often here me tout  “Instruction is not a one size fits all approach”.  This notion is based on Tomilson’s theory of differentiated instruction. Tomilson contends that teachers can and should provide multiple pathways to learning by differentiating three areas of instruction: content, process and product.  The idea of presenting … Continue reading

Motivating Reluctant Readers

What if I told you in 2013, 66% of fourth grade students were reading below proficient levels.  If we disaggregate the data by race, that number increases by 81% for Latinos and 83% for black students.  The statistics are alarming less than half of all students in the United State read at a desirable level. … Continue reading

Tackling TPA 3: Assessment

Just like students have standards they must meet by the end of the school year, a preservice teacher must demonstrate competency in meeting teaching standards as well. Continue reading

The Process of Assessment

Yes, assessment is the “elephant in the room” and it’s not moving anytime soon. Continue reading

Why Students Should Explain Their Thinking

Multiple representation brings forth a whole new way of assessing students. Continue reading

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