Proportions are my FAVORITE thing!

Recently I asked on my Facebook page what teachers favorite thing to teach were and while the answers were as varied as those who responded, I got a lot of questions about why proportions were my FAVORITE thing to teach. When I began teaching middle school I was reminded of the fun of proportions. I … Read more

Why are Non-Examples Important in Education?

Every year when I begin using Frayer Models for vocabulary I have to teach what non-examples are to my students. Students are used to working in a world of creating examples and rationales behind their learning but not defining what their learning isn’t. What is a Non-Example? A Non-Example is simply helps define a new … Read more

Strategies in Math: Clustering Decimals for Addition or Subtraction

Every few weeks I will receive a question from teachers and parents alike about how to use the strategy of clustering to help with addition and subtraction of decimals. This strategy correlates to the Common Core State Standards for Sixth Grade (6.NS.3) and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Standards for Seventh Grade (7.3 of … Read more

How Interactive Notebooks Benefit ALL Learning Types {Blog Hop}

Last week I talked about what REALLY were Interactive Notebooks. I wanted to follow up today with how Interactive Notebooks can benefit multiple learning types. Join me today but also check out the other blogs who are linked up below joining me as well. Every year we as teachers are given the task of making sure … Read more