“My students struggle with number sense.” “I have students that don’t know their basic facts.” “The students in my classroom lack the ability to reason about math problems.” Common phrases heard in math classrooms. I have said them when I was teaching and I hear them now all too often in professional development sessions. But … Continue reading Number Talks
By Adriana Cruces Currently, our school is using a new textbook, as we have navigated through the textbook in our second year after adoption, it has been found that most of the specific skills to become proficient in the subject and level have been missed by the assessments given by the publisher and or are … Continue reading Skill Mastery: Walk the Walk and Talk the Talk!
Breakout EDU is an immersive learning game platform where students use critical thinking skills and teamwork to solve a complex puzzle in order to open a locked box. You may have heard of Escape Room activities that have become very popular and are popping up in cities all across the country. Stockton has two Escape Rooms … Continue reading Breakout EDU Games
Do you ever feel like you have to give your students one more thing? Whether it be a survey, an assessment, etc.? Do you ever feel like there is one more computer program that the students just “have” to use for them to see their test scores soar? Imagine Learning? Mobymax? ST Math? Khan Academy? … Continue reading One More Thing
At the beginning of the school year, my 5th graders were asked to do a research paper- a task the students and I both dread for different reasons. To put it simply, they didn’t like doing it because it was a lot of work. I, on the other hand, worried about them using online sources … Continue reading A Research Graphic Organizer That Will Save You a Lot of Headache
If a student is able to explain math concepts with audio, visuals and text in a video they created, they will most likely retain far more information than if they had simply written down the definition.
I will have to admit, I was one of those teachers who created worksheet templates on Google Docs and had my students answer their questions on the computer. It felt amazing not having to waste paper, let alone carrying the worksheets back and forth from work to home. Finally, I realized that I was doing … Continue reading A Saturday with Alice Keeler