January Thinking

This is what I've been learning in January. How about you?


Guided Mathematics by Dr. Nicki Newton

Christine Tondevold's Number Sense Work

The Recovering Traditionalist Website http://www.therecoveringtraditionalist.com/

Mathematically Minded Website: http://www.mathematicallyminded.com/

Jo Boaler's Work about Math Mindsets

YouCubed: https://www.youcubed.org/

We are registering a team of 6 from Longbranch for the official teacher course (Donna, Pat, Teresa, Cheryl, Meredith, and Rachel), but ANYONE can take the free course for students/parents/teachers by registering here: https://lagunita.stanford.edu/courses/Education/EDUC115-S/Spring2014/about

Graham Fletcher's 3 Act Math (Questioning My Metacognition)

If this interests you, come see Graham in action in my office on 7:30am on Tuesday. It's soooooo good.



Word Nerds

I can't even remember the blog post that led me to this book, but it is so interesting. If you think that your kids are understanding the vocabulary you are teaching them, read this...then you'll have your mind blown and your vocab instruction ramped up to the next level. An easy read and good stuff you can use immediately in the classroom.

There are Pinterest boards dedicated to resources that could be used in connection with the book: https://www.pinterest.com/youngbee8/word-nerds-vocabulary/

Examples in a 4th grade classroom: http://4thgradefrolics.blogspot.com/2014/01/we-are-becoming-word-nerds.html


Lucy Calkins Writing Pathways

We JUST got these books in so I haven't dug into them yet but these will likely be our base for our official school rubrics for each mode of writing. Can't wait to have time to read this book.

TED Talks

How does this translate to our kids (below)?

Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right | Laura Sicola | TEDxPenn