A Call to Fluency: Speak Up and Be Heard

Here’s a letter I sent to over 100 of my closest friends.  I just wanted to make sure I included YOU…because I know you care! Good Morning Dear Friends and Math Leaders, As many of you are aware the Revised Mathematics Standards have been posted for the...

Lipstick, Pit Bulls, and Common Core

I’ll start by saying I’m not against textbooks.  I support what’s best for kids. I had the opportunity to speak at GACIS today and I shared a major concern of mine with a group of decision makers across Georgia.  Recently, I’ve been inundated...

Long Division Algorithm: No More “GUZINTA”

First off…if you’re an elementary school teacher and you’re not reading Joe Schwartz‘s blog, stop reading this, go subscribe and come back!  Great stuff!  It seems we are always diving into the same conversations with our teachers which is...

Why Do I Blog?

“Why do you blog?” was the question that Dan Meyer recently asked and I thought it was a really good one. I’m relatively new to the #MTBoS although I have been a “blog creeper” for some time…I figure I’ll share my response: So...

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