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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
Let the Blogging Begin
I am very grateful to my mentor Kathryn Belmonte for helping me start this blog. In addition, I am thankful for Julie, Sam, and Tina for spearheading this initiative. I look forward to exchanging ideas and growing from folks across the globe.