Making Sense of Failure

Today’s daily objective, in my math classroom, was to understand how struggle makes our brains grow  (we completed Day 5 of the Week of Inspirational Math).  My students and I had a series of conversations on failure and each of them spoke to failures they had endured, that eventually resulted in successful moments after substantial … More Making Sense of Failure

Book Study: Making Number Talks Matter

Two years ago I began confronting my mathematical instructional practices and shifting my classroom.  One of the first people, who challenged many of my deeply held thoughts, was Ruth Parker.  Ruth modeled with a group of adults (in the MEC-MSP project in conjunction with OSPI) how to empower thinking, engage in true mathematical discourse and … More Book Study: Making Number Talks Matter