1. Interactive notebooks teach students to organize and synthesize their thoughts.
2. Interactive notebooks accommodate multiple learning styles at one time in (and out of) the classroom.
3. Student-teacher-parent interaction is built and strengthened with the use of interactive notebooks.
4. Students are building a portfolio that allows for teachers to track growth over time.
5. Interactive notebooks have students create a resource to use as they continue to extend their learning.
6. Students take ownership of their learning through color and creativity.
7. Interactive notebooks reduce clutter in the classroom, as well as in students’ lives.
I have been an educator since 2004 with experience in elementary school, middle school, and college. Math has been my passion since a young age, which no doubt resulted in my secondary math-teaching career. Currently, I am a Differentiated Curriculum Designer and Consultant traveling the nation to train teachers on the effectiveness of interactive notebooks and differentiation in the math classroom. When I am not traveling and training, I live in Fort Worth, TX with my husband, Billy, and our three dachshunds. I spend time blogging at Smith Curriculum and Consulting and creating resources for my TpT store.