IN-N-OUT 100 X 100 LESSON

The Juicy Problem That Got Kids Excited About Math

When I was a Teacher on Assignment I had an awesome time working with a group of Integrated Mathematics I teachers implementing Robert Kaplinsky’s In-N-Out lesson.  As a matter of fact, I had the privilege of seeing Robert do this lesson at the 2nd Annual San Diego CA STEM Symposium.  The group of teachers and I […]

THE ART OF QUESTIONING IN MATHEMATICS

Carefully Creating Purposeful Questions To Help Students Thinking Deeply

Asking good questions is essential to helping students make sense of the mathematics they are learning in the classroom.  This school year my district has a K-12 focus on mathematical discourse.  The questions that teachers ask make or break discourse in the classroom. I want to share a six hour professional development we had all […]

MY FAVORITE MATHEMATICIAN

There is one person who has shaped my thinking more than anyone else regarding the world of mathematics.  I had been teaching for seven years and recently moved to the district office as a mathematics coach.  My fellow math coaches and I were sent to a math conference in San Francisco in which I had no […]

A DAY IN THE LIFE AS A MATHEMATICS COORDINATOR

The Work I Cannot Believe I Get Paid To Do

January 12, 2016;   My first day back from a well rested three-week Christmas break kicked off with a Teaching and Learning division gathering.  It was freak’n awesome.  We started by celebrating the successes of all the different departments by writing accomplishments on “Made in Fontana” stickers and posted them on butcher paper around the room. […]

PIMP MY MATH TASK

6 Questions To Ask When Creating Awesome Learning Experiences For Your Students

Last month I had the privilege of spending the day with Jo Boaler in Beaumont California.  During our session Dr. Boaler posed the question, “What does it take to be successful in math class?”  I then snapped this picture: I was really curious about how students I worked with would respond to this question as […]