New Membership Site!

Hi friends! Today I am ecstatic to tell you about a little project that I’ve been working on for the past year. Next week (Tuesday, June 2, 2015 to be exact), I will be launching a brand new membership-based website. This new site will be very different than what you will find in my Teachers […]

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Effective Mental Math Addition Strategies

Mental Math is an essential part of mathematics instruction today. We know that when children REALLY understand what numbers mean, they are more efficient mathematicians and are better equipped to solve problems. When our students know strategies for basic operations, tough equations become more accessible, and less daunting. The biggest advantage of teaching your students mental […]

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Which Numbers Should I Use When I Teach Mental Math?

Mental Math strategies are essential in today’s classrooms. We know that we need to teach our students the reasoning behind the basic operations. WHY does 110+10=120? We know that students need to understand number in order to have a really good mathematical understanding as they grow. But teaching mental math is hard! Today I want to […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Kinesthetic Learners

After just a few hours with your class, you can usually tell which students are the kinesthetic learners. These are usually the students who are fidgeting, tapping their pencils, and having trouble staying on task while doing pencil and paper activities or reading silently. So often, these students get a bad reputation for being “difficult.” […]

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It’s a Bright Ideas Round-Up!

It’s time for another Bright Ideas link-up! But this one is a bit different. Over the past ten months, my friends and I have shared hundreds of posts with you, each including a “bright idea” that you can take back to your classroom. This month, we are doing a round-up of those posts. You’ll be […]

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