Greener Grass

What gets measured… gets noticed. Told to me by the first administrator I had who was data-crazy, and she was mostly correct, with one tweak: What gets affirmed… gets encouraged You want more high-fives? Start giving high-fives. You want students talking?...

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...