If you've been a reader of this blog for a while, you know that I strive to not only help students master grade level content and skills but to provide them with the tools they need to be productive contributors to our world. With this in mind, there are two routines that I begin teaching during the ... read more

## Transformation Tuesday: Math Routines- Number Talks

This month, Transformation Tuesday will feature math routines that can be used to boost student achievement. Last week, I talked about starters, critical thinking activities designed to get your students thinking about math and provide opportunities to “sneak” in grade level content and skills in a ... read more

## The 12 Days of Back to School: Day Two- Two Oversized Rugs

On the second day of back to school, my principal gave to me, two over-sized rugs with a mixed-up set of TEs. One of my main goals for the first week of school is to teach my classroom routines. Because I use the CHAMPS classroom management system to convey my expectations, I carefully plan how to ... read more