Unless you have been living under a rock, you might have noticed the latest trend among students: fidget spinners. Fidget spinners are “stress-relieving toys” for individuals who suffer from ADHD. These toys come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Fidget spinners are selling online, in malls, and on street corners. These toys have taken the… Read More Fidget Spinners: Not Just a Toy
My career in education began the minute I graduated high school. At eighteen years old, I was employed as a classroom aid and tutor at the private school I had attended for the previous four years. After four years in this role, I spent two years as a full time Math & Latin teacher at the… Read More Finish the Race Strong
Every year that I have taught, there have been new fads or trends that has captivated the interest of my students. This year, I have noticed that the top 3 fads of my students are: Fidget Spinners Bottle Flipping Slime I have never been a teacher that has been bothered by the fads and trends… Read More Probability + Bottle Flipping = Fun Learning!
As I mentioned in a previous post, Statistics & Probability is one of my favorite units to teach during the school year. One of the reasons is due to the Statistical Research Project that my students complete each year. In this activity, students are tasked with creating a survey question and surveying 50-100 students on… Read More Statistical Research PBL – A HyperDoc + Smashboard Project
Statistics and Probability has always been one of my favorite units to teach in Math. I’ve always felt like this unit has so many real world applications that are engaging to students, so creating projects and activities based upon these concepts has always been an enjoyable and creative process. In this unit, my students complete… Read More Analyzing Shoe Sizes: A Measure of Central Tendency Slide Deck
In January, I challenged myself to apply to present at local conferences and summits. As I’ve mentioned before, this was entirely outside of my comfort zone but it was a challenge that I felt would help me to grow as an individual and as an educator. Nearly five months later, I have had the opportunity… Read More Riverside Summit: Five Ideas for the Classroom
In this post, I will be sharing resources from our Geometry unit which covers ratios, proportions, area, surface area, volume, and angle relationships. As a disclaimer, this unit is not organized in a way that you would traditionally see it in a Math 7 classroom. The class that I teach is aligned to the Common… Read More Unit 5: Geometry- More Resources for Flipping!
Our First EdTech Bootcamp As the Team Technology Leaders (TTL) at our site, myself and my co-TTL provide professional development to support teachers in using technology in their classroom. Over the last couple of years, we have had the opportunity to lead trainings within staff meetings, send weekly Ed-Tech tips, and support teachers through our “technology… Read More Creating a Site-Based EdTech Bootcamp
To prepare for our end of the unit assessment, I assigned my students a BreakoutEDU Digital to review the concepts that we had covered throughout our Geometry unit. Before I created the BreakoutEDU, I asked my students for ideas on the “theme” of the next BreakoutEdu. One of the most interesting ideas that I heard… Read More GeoWorld Smashboard: A BreakoutEDU Digital
An Experience of a Lifetime Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Google Innovator Academy in London. I can say, without a doubt, that this was one of the most amazing and impactful learning experiences of my professional and personal life. Every minute was filled with learning experiences to develop our innovation projects.… Read More Adventures in Innovation: Five Takeaways from the Google Innovator Academy