Accessible Math

March 2019

Steve Wyborney (now in Google Slides!)

If you love Steve Wyborney as much as I do, this information will be a thrill. He has created 20 NEW days worth of routines to share with your students. When using the routines, remember to explicitly ask questions that deepen student thinking and help them to develop their ability to share their ideas. With testing season upon us, there are valuable instructional moments that we can capture with Steve's routines because so many students are missing or otherwise occupied with state and district assessments.

When you first use the routines, it's all about student engagement and increasing discourse. Over time, we need to work towards higher level thinking and deeper connections to our grade level content standards. Meta-cognitive questioning is key if we want this routines to impact student learning. By asking strategic follow-up questions and utilizing routines that support students in sense making, we are helping them to consolidate their mathematical knowledge.


Steve is giving away a signed copy of his book The Writing on the Classroom Wall to the person who has the closest answer to this question: How many file downloads will there be in the first month of this blog post? If you would like to submit an answer click here! This contest will stay open until March 17, 2019!

Remaining dates for 18/19 & potential dates for 19-20

Registration is now OPEN for all 2018-19 courses. Dates for 2019/20 are still tentative.

We can also schedule a 60-90 minute personalized session with a group of teachers from your building or district on a variety of topics: Word Problems & Fluency Interventions, Math Language Routines- elementary or secondary, Teaching Math through Writing, Teachers & NWEA, and Math Recovery implementation.

Save me a date?

Here's a link to reserve time for me to come to you! . New dates will continue to be added throughout the year. Once you sign up for a time slot, you will receive confirmation email and request for a little information about your priorities for our time together: individual students, whole/small group instruction, targeted intervention, data & assessment, or "name your own" focus.