### 3 Great Ways to Teach Adding Integers

February 17, 2018

Often, middle and high school teachers find themselves trying to teach a skill, only to find that their students have still not mastered Adding Integers. Here are 3 different methods […]

### What to Do When Your Students Still Don’t Get It

February 2, 2018

Every teacher knows the frustration of spending a sufficient amount of time teaching and reviewing a concept, only to have students still not “get” how to do the work. I […]

### How to Teach Your Students to Learn from Their Mistakes

January 19, 2018

I think you’ll agree that mistakes are a valuable teaching tool. Yet too often in the traditional model of teaching, students are penalized for making them, or afraid of making […]

### 5 Reasons Students Struggle with Subtracting Integers (and Solutions)

January 5, 2018

In my first years of teaching I noticed an interesting phenomenon with my students. Maybe you’ve noticed it too. I started the unit with Adding Integers and at the end […]

### How to Make Your Students Behave – 7 Positive Reinforcement Strategies

December 22, 2017

You have no doubt felt the frustration of a class that was difficult to manage. Despite all the discipline in the world, they continue to misbehave and test your patience. […]

### Why they Can’t Add Integers (7 Hacks to Help them Master it)

December 9, 2017

7 Teaching Hacks to Help them Master it! You have most likely felt the frustration of trying to help a middle school or high school student perform a grade level […]

### 5 Things to Put in Your Substitute Folder

November 24, 2017

On your desk, there should be an Emergency Substitute Folder, in case the worst should ever happen, and you are unexpectedly not able to get to school on a day […]

### How to Help Students Struggling with the Equal Sign

November 17, 2017

2 + 4 = ___ + 5 is commonly missed among younger students. They will often write 6 in the blank instead of 1.   The reason being is that […]

### Four 4’s Challenge

November 10, 2017

Put four 4’s on a sheet of paper. Then, by placing one equation symbol (x – + ÷) between each of the fours, get a total of all numbers 0 through […]

### How Much Homework Should Students Have (Ask the Experts)

November 2, 2017

The debate over homework wages on as test scores decline, parent frustration increases, and the ability to cheat eases with new apps and smartphones. We ask the experts, ‘How Much […]