Posts Tagged: tabor math
FREE Math Vocabulary Game
“My students knew how to solve the problem! They were just stuck on the math vocabulary words they didn’t know!”
“I never thought of using a math vocabulary game. I just introduce the words before the lesson and have them copy it in their notebooks.”
“My students like math vocabulary games, but sometimes the games are just boring and they don’t want to play them.”
Ever heard any of these statements?…
How can I support the implementation of balanced, small-group, guided math instruction in my school?
How do I keep the momentum going after attending a Tabor Rotation Training?
How do I share my enthusiasm and expertise in an effective way?
These questions are asked quite frequently by teacher leaders, math coaches, administrators, and specialist who want to build the grass-roots movement of Tabor Rotation. …
A group of highly engaged 4th graders in math stations at Jane Long Elementary School
“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” -Thomas J. Watson, founder of IBM
“A leader is a dealer in hope.” -Napoleon Bonaparte
Since I’m not an administrator, I posed this question to principal Lorrie Kloss who began her journey in Tabor Rotation in May, 2014 and has seen ASTOUNDING results,
“How can an administrator support Tabor Rotation?”
Here was her response.…
Questions, questions, questions…I LOVE them! Why? I love questions from administrators and teachers, because if no one asks a question, then it’s highly unlikely that they will use the information. Tony Robbins says,
“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.”
When someone asks a question, then I know they are “hooking” it to what they already know and do and are thinking about how they will use the information in their own classroom or school.…
I began writing this blog post after receiving an email from a teacher who wanted a copy of several of the games I used during a demonstration lesson involving fractional concepts. Not wanting to just give her “fish” I thought about how to give her more.…
“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” -Dorothy Parker
One of the most powerful tools a teacher has available is objective observation. In a differentiated math classroom, especially one that makes use of math stations, observation is essential. I was reminded of this in a conversation with an administrator who had hired me to assist her school in the sophisticating the ways in which they instruct mathematics.…