My Math Problem Solving Routine

After I had decided to have a routine of problem solving using word problems with my class, I knew I needed a routine, and one that would require the students to do some thinking and definitely a little productive struggle. Part of that productive struggle involved using spiraled practice. This means that we would work [...]

Favorite October Fun Teaching Resources

October is one of my favorite times of year- First because of all things pumpkin spice, second because there are so many fun things to do with students during this month! From Columbus Day, to fire safety, to nocturnal animals and of course Halloween- There are so many fun units and topics to explore! Here [...]

What is a Research Companion?

This post is going to be a short and sweet one! I'll share my working definition of a research companion and a brief explanation of how I use them in my classroom: A Research companion is a set of materials that supports students as they read and learn about a certain topic. For me, it [...]