September

I love September for many reasons, but one very important one is I love the part of the year that is focused on the establishing of community, friendships, and exploring how we will learn together. After being a math coach at my school for several years, I returned to a classroom position this year as a… Continue reading September

Publishing Student Work

Publishing, sharing and celebrating student work is an integral part of reading and writing workshops. Students share books they have written, they blog about the books they are reading, we host author's teas and poetry slams to which we invite families and friends to celebrate our hard work. We acknowledge having an audience and a community as something… Continue reading Publishing Student Work

Explore!

Time for mathematical play and exploration is critical to the development of problem-solving skills, creativity, and persistence. And yet, play is something that is increasingly getting set aside as outside pressures in the education world distract from real learning.  When I was having trouble finding time for mathematical play (or any play at all, really)… Continue reading Explore!