After a few weeks off from school, I noticed that we were missing a little "spark" in math class...students seemed flat...a little "out of practice" with all our work of collaborating and talking about math. I decided it was time to break out some challenge problems and to remember this phrase off our growth mindset bulletin board... I think in our time off, some of us forgot how powerful ... Read the Post
Perseverance and “making sense” of problems
OK...today was a little fun in math. A lot, maybe. I stumped my students. Yep. All of them. I have a huge range of skill levels in my class--from SUBSTANTIALLY below grade level to top of the heap...and today, everyone was a bit stymied. I loved it! In my constant fear of my students becoming "box filler in-ers", I am always looking for ways to get my students to ... Read the Post
More on Perseverance…and “The Sale”!
Today is my day over at "All Things Upper Elementary", and I have added on to my post from Friday about perseverance. If you want to see how I use "learning posters" to help with this...check it out! And that's not all! Today and tomorrow are the great sale over at TpT! Remember to use the code CYBER when you check out to get the extra discount! I have revamped a ... Read the Post
Perseverance is an interesting concept isn't it? The ability to take on a challenge...to work hard even when things are challenging...to be able persist even when things don't go your way. Talk about REAL LIFE, right? As I sit here blogging from my son's hospital room, I am doing a little self-talk about taking on this challenge! It is NOT easy! I have always been of the ... Read the Post