Please join veteran teachers and math curriculum experts Kari Till & Lauren McCrone as they discuss how to incorporate virtual manipulatives into your daily teaching. They share current research on how students respond to these manipulatives and incorporate examples from computer-based learning.
Dealing with shyness can be frustrating for teachers. Your questions go unanswered, tasks go uncompleted and it can feel like you’re not getting through at all. But it’s a far more detrimental experience for students, for whom shyness can mean missing out on learning and socialising and feelings of panic and anxiety. Shy students require […]
It is mid-August. The smell of freshly waxed floors and newly painted lockers flows throughout the halls of the school. Your school is ready for teachers and students to arrive. New technology and curriculum purchases have been made, and this year will be the one that everyone embraces. Teachers will cheer as they enter and […]
Pop quiz! Two words with the capacity to make even grown-ups shudder. The surprise quiz is the classroom scourge of the reluctant and the unprepared, one of the most powerful and dreaded weapons in a teacher’s arsenal. As a form of discipline, it’s hard to beat. But how useful is the quiz as an educational […]
Many students struggle with subtraction. If your students need to practice subtraction, check out Busy As A Bee for fun and interactive reinforcement. http://bit.ly/1KkIq36 If you don’t have a computer in class, What The Teacher Wants has a great idea for a fun activity to learn subtraction. Place 10 cups in a bowling formation and […]
Learning math can be a long and difficult process. However, not all of the challenges teachers face have to do with cognitive abilities. Many children suffer from mathematics anxiety, defined by Sheila Tobias in her book Overcoming Math Anxiety as “a feeling of tension and anxiety that interferes with the manipulation of numbers and the […]