Monthly Archives: January 2011

Blogging Blogging Blogging

This past week has been crazy. First I did a short survey over math feelings. I shared a few first results of the survey, but I’m still looking through the data and trying to figure out more. I also started … Continue reading

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forty-8 WONDERouS hours in KANSAS: Part Two

As I sit here on my couch this evening, I look back at the past two days and the wonderful weather that we had for our trip across Kansas. The next few days will be the complete opposite. However, at … Continue reading

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forty-8 WONDERouS hours in KANSAS: Part One

Last weekend I was sitting at home in Emporia, Kansas and trying to figure out what to do to celebrate the Sesquicentennial of Kansas. I didn’t want the day to go by and not observe it in some way. Ginger … Continue reading

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Shocking Tales in Education

Those of you that have been following my blog, you know that I recently came across a blog post and article about elementary teachers and mathematics. Teaching and learning math is not easy and in fact scares many. Well, I … Continue reading

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People and MATHEMATICS – – – – A love or hate relationship

Is there middle ground? Look at the person next to you and ask them what they think of math. Is it love or hate? Hate is such a harsh word, but I hear it all the time when it comes … Continue reading

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Math in our Elementary Schools

I read Sharing a Love of Teaching today by Michael G. It made me step back and think about math education in the elementary classroom. I am gathering information for a blog post later this week. Please take 5 minutes and … Continue reading

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Teacher or Student?

Lately I have been thinking about what I’m doing. I’m a teacher. I teach students. I graduated college in 2004, and since then I’ve been a teacher. Not all the way through though. I took a year off and worked … Continue reading

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A Reach Around the World

As many of you know, I am a rather young blogger. I have been on here for less than two months. However, the first time I started getting comments, I was excited. Not only then, but when I started realizing … Continue reading

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A Day of Ups and Downs

So today was a crazy day. It started out around 1:30 this morning when I woke up and read an email. Why was I awake at that time? I have no idea. However, I saw my phone blinking and I’m … Continue reading

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A Good Thought

Yesterday was a great day! I had a student sitting next to me working (it is mandatory he sits next to me). He does not stay on task very well and does not want to write the math problems down. … Continue reading

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