teaching classroom routines

3 Simple Steps to Teaching Classroom Routines in Math

Teaching Classroom Routines will create a student centered classroom community that will engage your students for the entire year. In the analogy of building a student centered math class is just like a house, we are in step 2- the structure. When you’re building a house first you need a

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mistakes in math

4 Reasons Mistakes in Math are a Good thing

Mistakes are proof you’re trying! When you’re teaching in your classroom you might wonder… are mistakes really a good thing? Don’t students have to get the answer right, too? Today we are going to talk about why mistakes are a good thing in the math classroom! Let’s jump in. What

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math stories

Math Stories: Using Our Pasts to Empower Students

Reflecting on our math stories can help us analyze how we got to where we are in math. Our past experiences, current mindset about teaching are all part of our math stories. Our Math Stories: Past, Present, & Future Let’s start by reflecting on where’ve we’ve been, our past. What

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Hi, I'm Mona!

I am a teacher that also helps 1st – 5th grade teachers like you develop a classroom that lays the foundation for engaging and rigorous student led math instruction.

I’m a momma & wife living in Chicago, but a Michigander at heart. You’ll find me in the sunshine at the lake with a cold one or cuddled up inside watching the snow

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