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What are you noticing?

This post is part of our ongoing series called <i>Power Language for Conferring</i>. To learn more about the series and find a quick link to previous posts, …

Mindfulness

Recording Addition on a Hundred Chart - Math Coach's Corner

I love having a theme and focus! Recently I’ve written several posts about number talks and mental strategies for computation. Check out Adding on a …

Recognizing and Alleviating Math Anxiety

In class, this may look like misbehaving, off-task behavior, or frequent visits to the nurse. But avoidance may be hard to recognize because some of …

Mathematics

Raising Kids Who Want To Read — Even During The Summer

<i>This piece combines two interviews from 2015 and 2016</i>.<p>You sneak them into backpacks and let them commingle with the video games (hoping some of the latter's appeal will rub off). You lay them around the kids' beds like stepping stones through the Slough of Despond and, for good measure, Vitamix …

Kids

Online Addition Fact Practice - Math Coach's Corner

Fact fluency is an absolutely essential component for young, developing mathematicians. Thankfully, however, math educators are following research …

Teaching

Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math anxiety ‘like a virus.’

When I read the following post, I was chagrined to see myself in it. Are you? Here’s why you need to change your tune. This was written by Petra Bonfert-Taylor, a professor of engineering at Dartmouth College and a 2016 Public Voices Fellow of the OpEd Project, a non-profit working to increase the …

Mathematics

Writing Pathways

Download a Sample Share This Resource<p>Performance Assessments and Learning Progressions, Grades K-8<p>By Lucy Calkins, Teachers College Reading and …

Education Technology

Who Owns the Learning? Using Data for Student Success - Math Coach's Corner

We are inundated with data in today’s world. It can, at times, be overwhelming. But used correctly, data can be an important component of student …

Teaching

Summer Writing Camp Week One Wrap-Up

Today marks the end of the first week of Jennifer Serravallo's online Summer Writing Camp, and what a week it's been! Jen walked 'campers' through …

Writing

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps - Nick's Picks for EdTech

How to Make a GIF in 3 Easy Steps<p>GIFs Are Everywhere<p>As succinctly stated in this Smithsonian article, “Thanks to the humble GIF, no emotions are too …

Education Technology

Piqued: The case for curiosity

Neuroscientists have found that curious students learn better because their brain activity changes in ways that help them retain new information. Now …

University of Michigan

All You Need to Know About Buying Virtual Reality Headsets, Goggles, and Glasses

With virtual reality being one of the biggest trends to hit edtech in years, educators need to know as much about this technology as possible. As a …

Virtual Reality

Initiating Critical Conversations on the Discontinuation of Tracking

The tracking of students for instruction in mathematics is a long-standing practice of schooling that segregates students of different backgrounds …

Pedagogy

9 myths about Trumps zero tolerance policy

<b>Myth 3: Most of the people coming across the border are just trying to take advantage of our country by taking our jobs: FALSE.</b><p>Most of the parents …

Immigration

Playing around with different #makewriting options for students next year. I had so much fun making this tutorial! Feel free to use- if it is helpful to you! https://t.co/4gTsLPiBun

How Technology Helped Me Cheat Dyslexia

I'm going to tell you a secret. It's something almost no one in my professional life knows. I'm dyslexic. Given that knowledge, my chosen …

Eye Tracking

How to Use a Rekenrek

Duration: 03:32Having video problems?<p>If you use Internet Explorer 8 or below, please consider using Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 or higher, Safari, or …

The best GIF-maker apps and websites

Needless to say, GIFs have become an emotional currency on the web, allowing people to react in ways words just don’t allow. But if you can’t find …

Apps

Will Letter Grades Survive?

Public Domain<p>Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut is one of 157 private schools that are part of MTC.<p>Somewhat independently, schools and lawmakers …

Pedagogy

Becoming a Math Person

We’ve all seen it happen to a child confronting long division, or a teenager grappling with geometry. We’ve even done it ourselves. The frustrated …

Pedagogy

I saw this new book here on Twitter and ordered it right away! Nothing Stopped Sophie is a story about persevering through adversity, the intersection of math & science and the poetry of mathematics. A lovely depiction of a true story. #sd38learn #MTBoS https://t.co/vYMjUdu1mB

It’s Okay NOT to Reassess

It’s okay NOT to reassess everything all of the time; there, I said it. Now, before I explain more thoroughly let me say that I am fully aware that …

21 Racial Microaggressions You Hear On A Daily Basis

A photographer at Fordham asked her peers to write down the microaggressions they've encountered. Here is what they had to say.<p>The term "microaggression" was used by Columbia professor Derald Sue to refer to "brief and commonplace daily verbal, behavioral, or environmental indignities, whether …

Write at the Start: No More Morning Worksheets

Imagine you get to work and right after you sign in, you are given a packet of work to do. The packet includes an editing sheet of sentences where …

A few goodies to support workshop structure coming your way. This nifty little tool uses visuals to help students (1) know what to bring to the carpet or (2) know how to set up their desk for workshop. You can make little cut outs and place them under the document camera. https://t.co/m3HG766SJM

What Teaching That Lifts All Students Could Look Like

She got an A– in that night class with McKamey. “I worked my butt off learning grammar and writing,” she says. “When I heard my grade, I thought they …

Teaching

Counting With Your Eyes: Subitizing

Another post from Tap Into Teen Minds. Enjoy!<br>Have you ever looked at a group of items and just knew how many there were without actually counting? …

Mathematics

K-5 Math Teaching Resources

<i>K-5 Math Teaching Resources is a leading, New York City-based boutique math consultancy firm. Our mission is to transform the teaching and learning</i> …

Why iReady is Dangerous

This school year Fairfax County Public Schools, the 10th largest school division in the United States, adopted the iReady assessment as a universal …