This year, I have a wide range of learners in my classroom. Due to this wide range, I have students that are struggling with basic concepts, as well as students that are ready for more advanced problem-solving and challenges. For instance, it isn’t uncommon for some of my struggling students to spend most of the… Read More Differentiation with Ninja Challenges!
Every day, I try to spend time reading books to my daughter, even though she is a baby and may not be fully appreciating the experience. After all, there are a multitude of benefits of reading to your child – even at eight months old! Anyways, the purpose of this blog post is not to… Read More Are You the Hen or the Mouse?
THE WHAT It’s that time of year again. That time of year where educators try to pick a word – one, single word – that will guide their focus for the next year. I’m not entirely sure that one word can ever describe an entire year. However, I think it is a great way to… Read More #OneWord 2019: Present
In 2017, I shared that it was the year of the “unexpected”. Quite frankly, the same could be said about 2018. However, there is a better word to describe 2018. A word that really encompasses everything that has transpired in the last year. For me, 2018 was the year of change. Now, I wouldn’t say that I had a large… Read More 2018: The Year of Change – and 4 Lessons I Learned from It
A few months ago, I accepted a position as an Integrated I Math teacher at Oak Hills High School. Integrated I is a semi-new course to our district. It’s also a course that I have never taught which means I have very little resources for it. While this might sound intimidating, it is actually one… Read More Functions & Interval Notation Resources
Work-life balance….well, it’s always been a work in progress for me. Recently, I’ve found that my work-life balance is a bit worse than it was during the previous year. Right now, I am busy – just, super busy. Now this isn’t a complaint – I am loving every single second of my “busy-ness” but it… Read More #MyRelaxing5
A few of you know the crazy and wild journey that I have been on over the last year. It’s an interesting story but that is a story for another day. 🙂 Currently, my journey has led me to teach Math in high school – ironically, the high school in which all of my former middle… Read More Immediate Feedback with Conditional Formatting
Google has continued to release a TON of great, new updates for GSuite! Below, I have created a short presentation to share with the staff members – which I am also sharing with you, too! If you are interested in learning about these updates, feel free to go through the slides below. Or, if you… Read More Google Updates: August – October 2018
Every person, whether an educator or not, experiences a form of pressure throughout their life. Pressure, as defined, can be: The burden of physical or mental distress. The constraint of circumstance: the weight of social or economic imposition. The stress or urgency of matters demanding attention. While all of these definitions play a part in our… Read More The Pressure Is On – But It’s My Fault
In 1948, Robert Merton developed the term “self-fulfilling prophecy” to describe “a false definition of the situation evoking a new behavior which makes the originally false conception come true.” In simple terms, a self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that direct (or indirectly) causes itself to become true based upon positive or negative feedback. Recently, I have… Read More The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy