Practical Ways To Persevere In Problem Solving

The first Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice calls for students to “Make Sense of Problems and Persevere In Solving Them.” It should go without saying that the benefits of having students persevere in solving a problem are very obvious. Ideally you want to challenge your students with multi-step problems that require planning and problem…

The Student Centered Classroom

This year I have made the pledge to make my classroom a student centered one – a classroom where the teacher is the not the focus of delivering content but rather a facilitator enabling the students to discover and make connections to the content. I have decided that I have been teaching for enough years…

Classroom Management is King

My first year in the classroom I had a lot of fantastic ideas. I had an undeniable energy, will, and desire to ensure my students learned everything I could muster to teach them. It was going to be a good year. I was ready. My first year of teaching was one of the worst years…