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5 Ways to Support Students Who Struggle in Math

Hi! I’m Penny and I’m excited to share five strategies to help students who struggle with math. I am an educator at heart! I have spent many years in the elementary classroom, as a math coach, a math interventionist, and a building administrator. I love thinking about how students learn and thrive in math and helping teachers support students through all of the “Aha!”  moments.

How to Start a Math Workshop

Don’t freak out about starting a math workshop! It can sound a little intimidating or overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! Start a math workshop by starting simple! The Basics of Math Workshop: There are 3 main components of a math workshop: Mini lesson Practice opportunities Assessment Here’s a quick overview of each component: Mini Lesson: Your math mini lesson will typically be a

Enneagram for Teachers – What are you doing this summer?

What Enneagram are You? So, maybe I am a little bit obsessed with the enneagram. It is just so weird to me how accurately the enneagram can describe my personality traits and characteristics! I thought it would be fun to share teacher feelings about summer through the enneagram. I’m a 3! What are you? This is a good site to test it if you don’t

Strategies for Teaching Music Without a Degree

Are you an elementary classroom teacher who is stressed about having to teach your own music? It’s easy for non-specialists to find music intimidating. With specialized symbols, unique vocabulary and theory, music is like a whole different language. How can you feel confident teaching a subject you don’t fully understand? My name is Kris, and I am a teacher and musical theatre performer who helps

Use Summer Reading to Avoid the Summer Slide!

Summer reading was my favorite part of summers as a kid! For all students, summer reading is a time where they get to read just for fun! School can be challenging for aspiring readers because in school, they often don’t get to choose their own books. My school had kids read within their AR levels for independent reading. But there is something innately special about

What’s a Math Workshop?

Have you thought about hosting a Math Workshop in your classroom? It might sound overwhelming at first, but you’ll want to start one in your own classroom when you understand what a Math Workshop is. A Math Workshop is just an instructional format for teaching your standards! If you’re a self-contained teacher, you are probably already using a Readers or Writers Workshop with your students.

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