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I dropped 5 sizes in 7 months — here's how I did it

Fifteen days after my 39th birthday, a number flashed on my bathroom scale, the likes of which I hadn’t seen since a third trimester of pregnancy.<p>It …

The Analog System for the Digital Age

Bullet Journaling lives at the intersection between mindfulness and productivity. A system that adapts to your life every single day.

Digital Age

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

How to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide

the bullet journal addict

When I started bullet journaling, it didn’t take long for me to become addicted to the amazing community that has built up around the …

World Peace

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

In science class, we explore the stories that our micro- and macro-reality, our nature, and our planet want us to know. Students write lab reports …

Free Software by Professional Areas

Here is a list of the best 4 free programs in statistics..<p>Dedicated to professionals with extensive experience in the sector, as well as students, …

What Institutions Need to Support At-Risk Students

Research about colleges and universities shows that the majority of students who withdraw from an institution do so for reasons other than struggling …

Recipes for Surprising Mathematics

What does it take to ask students a question like this?A poker face? A bit of malice? Nitsa Movshovits-Hadar argues [pdf] that it requires only the …

dy/dan

A tool called Graspable Math found an audience on Twitter late last week, and a couple of people asked me for my opinion. I’ll share what I think …

Teaching

Traits of Top Principals: Q & A With New Leaders' Benjamin Fenton

New Leaders' new book, Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools, lays out the practices of high-performing school …

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District 5 Community Day & Picnic

The U.S. requires its students to take a full menu of mathematics — one size for all — with no alternatives or exemptions. Colleges set similar …

6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Simply put, scaffolding is what you do first with kids—for those students who are still struggling, you may need to differentiate by modifying an …

Digital Differentiation | Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

<i>This Digital Differentiation model is my original example of weaving a web of flexible tools together for teaching and learning. The model was</i> …

Nearpod “Best Practices” For Math Class

I kid you not – when I say, “Get out your iPads and go to Nearpod” my 8th graders literally say, “YESSSSS!” and give a little fist-pump… every time. …

The Key to Boosting English Learners’ Language Skills? Challenging Content

The English language learner population in the United States is growing quickly, posing a challenge for cash-strapped schools struggling to balance …

From Eighth to Ninth Grade: Programs That Support a Critical Transition

The major shift from middle to high school can be a tough challenge to any student. Several schools have programs in place to help students be more …

How Do You Make A MTBOS?

I don’t have any answers here. I can only do my best to articulate the question.The collection of tweeting and blogging math teachers we call the …

When Will I Ever Use This?

Click through to read John Mason response to the age-old question.I have used this response, or ones like it, for many years with teachers when …

Great Classroom Action

<b>Scott Keltner</b> sent a drone up in the sky while his students plotted <i>themselves</i> down below. I emailed Scott and asked for his lesson plan and he sent …

Teaching

Desmosify Your Worksheet

[cross-posted to the Desblog]Sometimes I see a worksheet online and I say to myself, “That should stay a worksheet. Paper is the right home for that …

Imagery: A Key to Understanding Math

Wallisch began creating moving mathematical images for himself using technical computing environment Matlab, and said that, although he uses it for …

Manage Your Emotional Culture

Before leaving work each day, employees at Ubiquity Retirement + Savings press a button in the lobby. They’re not punching out—not in the traditional sense, anyway. They’re actually registering their emotions. They have five buttons to choose from: a smiley face if they felt happy at work that day, …

[Makeover Preview] Marine Ramp

I have been rolling the same math problem around in my head for the last two months. Here is a link and a PDF.“Obsessed” wouldn’t be too sharp a …

Education Research Highlights From 2015

1. Well-Designed Classrooms Boost Student Learning<p>A classroom's physical learning space makes a difference in how well students learn. In this study …

Multiplication Fluency in Middle School: Part 4 - National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

<b>By Michael Wiernicki, posted January 4, 2016 –</b><p>I’ve spent the last few posts describing how a sixth-grade teacher and I began building fluency with …