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6 Ways to Show Math Empathy to Your Students

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So what is "math empathy"?  Well it is not a term that I have ever really heard used. I am not claiming at all to be the originator of this …

Why Certain Schools Struggle

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I know my fellow educators will be mad at me for bringing up school so early on, but what I am about to share is a thought that has been …

8 Reasons Why Teachers Need to Brand Themselves

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I have always had it in my head that it is important to make it clear to my peers, administrators, students and their parents who I am as …

10 Ways to Make Homework More Meaningful

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Homework is that dreaded word that makes kids shudder everytime it is said out loud. There is always a collective groan from my class whenever …

Integrating the Habits of Mind in Your Classroom 

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As we move towards a more Common Core driven curricula, it would be beneficial to every teacher and student to concentrate on certain dispositions …

Expeditionary Learning in Action

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PBS had a very intriguing piece on expeditionary learning a few days ago.  For those who are not familiar with what expeditionary learning …

Mr. Buddoo? Where are You?

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I have to apologize to all of you for being missing in action.  It seems that I will have a lot of make-up work to do!  Have no fear, I will …

How Do We Help Our Students to be Motivated to Learn?

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Does our current model for education motivate our kids to want to learn? Are we promoting a traditional education model that fail to prepare …

Top Reasons Why Parents Should Always Attend Open House/Back to School Night

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Ahhhh...Open House/Back to School Night! It is that evening in the beginning of the school year where you rush home after work (much to your child's chagrin) so …

Speak Math to Your Kids

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Parents usually feel comfortable speaking to their children about letters, words, and sentences, but what about speaking to them about numbers, fractions, and decimals?  …

The Secret to Your Child's Success

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It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season again---at least at the mall.  Yes, it is that time of year where once again you get to fight for a parking …

How Do You Study for a Math Test? YOU DON'T!

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For those of you who expect me to reveal some hidden secret of how to ace math tests without having to do any work, I think you may be reading the wrong blog.  You …