When it comes to professional development opportunities, I sometimes feel that my location can be limiting with opportunities that I have. While there are many different ways to connect, learn, and grow with fellow teachers, I have found that attending conferences and meeting face-to-face is not always the most cost-effective option. As my husband and I started our journey back from Vegas this past week I knew that I wanted a way to keep the … [Read more...] about Periscope: The New PD Frontier
For the past two years, I have been debating about setting up a Teachers Pay Teachers store. Like most teachers, I spend countless hours designing materials for my students. While I feel confident in using my product in my own classroom, I still find myself intimidated by most of the popular sellers on TPT. As a move forward in my teaching career, I know that connecting with teachers and sharing my ideas beyond my own school site and district … [Read more...] about 2015 TPT Conference in Las Vegas!
I really cannot believe that it is March! I still feel like February just started, but I am really looking forward to what this month has in store. I am so glad to be linking up with Farley from Oh' Boy 4th Grade for this month's CURRENTLY. Listening: I rarely watch reality/game TV shows, but occasionally I am home (and awake) when The Voice airs. The creativity is so inspirational. My husband and I just got home from a late night … [Read more...] about March Currently
When I started teaching 6th-grade math at the beginning of the school year, I never would have imagined that my students would still be struggling to understand basic place value concepts. During the course of one of our math chapters (we use piloting the Engage NY curriculum here in our county to see if it is something we should adopt), students were asked to apply their understanding of place value when dividing. I quickly found out that many … [Read more...] about The Amazing Abacus: Understanding Place Value