Teaching is Mistakes

One of my favorite teachers is Alicia Saldana. She teaches some of the most needy students in the school and requests to have them every year. She sometimes shares brain-dumps with me, and it’s my privilege to learn from her. This is what she sent me recently....

When Twitter Ain’t Enough

There are dozens of math teachers that I admire from afar, many of whom converged on San Antonio this week for NCTM. I got to sit at the feet of these – my teacher-crushes – and hear firsthand what they may not share in print. That’s the point of conferences,...

NCTM Conference 2017 – Tips

In 2009, I had almost completed my second year of teaching, trudging toward the CST state-wide test in a small charter school in Pomona. The ruthless ass-kicking that was my first year as a [terrible] teacher was replaced with the draconian rule of a plucky...

Taking a Cut at the Mullet Ratio

The following is a guest post written by Dianna Gallagher. Links and formatting added by me, all else is her work, including the cute pun in the title and this entire Google Drive folder. Enjoy. Hi! I’ve been asked by Matt, a guy I sort of met virtually last month, to...

Tiny Polka Dots

My daughter, Pickle,* and I got a package in the mail today. Developed by MathForLove, it was a kickstarter… like… nine months ago, and it arrived today. Immediately, (after we clocked the little brother with the box, denied it, got sent to time-out,...