Posts Tagged: Personal Accountability

What Teachers Can do to Make Tabor Rotation Successful

“Teaching is a calling, too. And, I’ve always thought that teachers, in their way, are holy- angels leading their flocks out of the darkness.”     -Jeannette Walls, Half Broken Horses In September of 2013, I began to work with a team of teachers who were looking for a way to provide better math instruction to their students.…

How to Prepare Students for High Stakes Tests

“The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan.”     -John Tesh   “You use math stations, small groups, and hands-on instruction, so… What did you do to keep them engaged and sitting for 4 hours while they take the state test?  …

Making Math Meaningful in the Home

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.”     -Colin Powell Building conceptual understanding for math can be done through almost anything. I’ve witnessed the most powerful understanding of fractions by cooking with my children. When we double or half the recipe it develops fractional understanding at the middle school level.…

Have You Made Your Own AYP?

This weekend we spring forward in time. For some, this weekend is the beginning of spring break. For others, this weekend was the chance to do a little spring cleaning. Every year this season marks the beginning of state testing. The focus, for so many, becomes how well the students will perform.…