In A NutShell

October 2015: Issue #1

A Great Start!

I hope all of you had a great long weekend! I have enjoyed meeting many of you over the last few weeks and working with you on a variety of topics from inquiry to math and technology to growth mindset! As you know, I will be sharing a technology tool with you every Tuesday as well as sharing videos on a variety of topic related to education every Friday.

Please let me know how I can support you by sending me an email with dates and times that work for you. I look forward to working and learning with you this year!

Math Problem of the Week

Grade 6

How are the numbers 40 and

35 alike? How are they


Grade 7

One number is 2.5 times as

much as another.

What might they be?

Grade 8

Create a question that

uses 40, percent, most,


Resource of the Week

Classroom Champions is a program for grades K-8 in which Olympians, Paralympians, and Olympic/Paralympic hopefuls interact with students through videos and live chats. Athletes talk about their journey with a focus on perseverance, setting goals, and growth mindset. For more information please go to

Additional Resources to Check Out!

1) October is Connected Educator's Month (Link here)

2) Growth Mindset: How to Normalize Mistake Making and Struggle in Class (Link here)

3) Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids (Link here)