Five Ways to Increase Students’ NWEA Math Scores

I believe every teacher wants to see their students grow. Students’ growth make us feel like our work is not in vain. Their growth validates us as teachers. Enough with the selfishness … students should feel like all of their… Continue Reading

Don’t Start Your School Year Without …

Bloom’s Taxonomy Math Prompts Many authors write materials for teachers to use Bloom’s Taxonomy during Reading. From this, teachers create activities for students to complete or questions for students to answer that scaffold students’ learning while reading fiction or non-fiction… Continue Reading

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NWEA Resources

Although I provide quality instruction (tooting my own horn … lol), I like to provide my students with multiple resources to prepare them for the NWEA. I think it is important to show them the continuum of learning for each… Continue Reading

Retake Test Contract

I have a confession … my students haven’t been performing well on tests. It’s the beginning of the school year and the coursework will not get any easier. So, what am I to do? I have to allow students to… Continue Reading

Math Talks

Today, I decided to introduce the practice of talking about Math in my class. This is called a Math Talk. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) really wants Math teachers to get students to having Socratic seminars around Math. We often hear… Continue Reading

Problem of the Month

I think students should have an opportunity to be creative in Math class. Giving students a Problem of the Month (POM) allows for this creativity. Too often, in math class, students think there is only one way to solve a… Continue Reading