On most mornings, I arrive at school between 7 AM and 7:30. Before leaving my house, I have gotten myself ready, my two children dressed, fed and prepared for their days at school (they are 4 and 5 so still demand quite a bit of attention). To say that it is a busy morning, is … More The Teacher Breakfast: Muffins
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
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
About me: Crystal Morey … More A little about me!
New beginnings as opportunities filled with hope … More A New Beginning…