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Category Archives: Diving In
Put it in Perspective
12 days. In 12 days my students will cross the threshold of my classroom. In 12 days dozens of eyes will be waiting for me to guide them and instruct them. In 12 days my class will begin engaging in … Continue reading
Comfortable with Uncomfortable
Division with decimals, particularly decimal divisors has always been a challenging topic for me to wrap my head around. Based on my own procedural understanding of this concept, it was impossible for me to conceive of teaching division with decimals … Continue reading
Hurray! My First Global Math Presentation!
Hurray for me! Though slightly terrified, I presented for the first time at Global Math (without talking at the speed of light)! The topic for the evening – My Favorites: Let’s Get it Organized! The favorite shared was a sorting … Continue reading
Wish Granted!
“IPEVO Wishpool: Your wish just came true.” Oh, how I loved seeing that message in my email! Those words were wonderful validation, an affirmation of my teaching and pedagogy. During a Global Math Department webinar a number of weeks ago, … Continue reading
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Another First
Experience breeds confidence, and with it a comfort to take risks. The support of my administration to experiment and explore has been a blessing. It has given me the opportunity to learn and grow as an educator. Professional development is … Continue reading
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Off You Go!
Lurker. Though I had followed an acquaintance’s blog for some time, I actually had to look up the definition. According to Wikipedia a lurker is “a member of an online community who does not actively participate.” How could a blogger … Continue reading