### 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 […]

### 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 […]

### 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 […]

### Epiphany from Error – the Mistake I Made that Revolutionized the Way I Teach Math

May 28, 2017

In my first year teaching intensive math to Pre-Algebra students, I was very frustrated with my students’ lack of basic skills. So I began teaching the fundamentals: times tables, […]

### Less is More – Why You Should Skip Chapters in the Textbook

May 20, 2017

Let me begin by telling you that my students’ proficiency scores and learning gain scores are always massively higher than the state and district averages; as well as better than […]

### How to Use Data to Drive Instruction

May 6, 2017

Data driven instruction is the new craze in education. Before that it was cooperative learning groups. Before that it was learning styles…. Remember that brief moment in time when web-quests […]

### 5 Mistakes All Teachers Are Making

April 29, 2017

We’ve all had that student who just didn’t get it. This could be for a multitude of reasons. It could be: – attendance issues – not paying attention – academically […]

### Differentiation for Everyone: Reaching Them Where They Are

April 13, 2017

If everyone in the room is at a different place, how can I reach each student, where they are, and give them the time and support that they need to […]