What's to Come?


I am so excited to launch a blog for Mix and Math and share with you the math things that make up my teacher life! So what’s to come on the blog?


Let me start by saying math is my passion! Well, TEACHING math and empowering teachers to teach math is my passion.  Math just has a stigma... It’s boring. It’s too hard. Some people will just never get math. Only nerds like math. Y'all I could go on and on! I’ve heard it all and I don’t want to hear any more! And can I tell you something? Those comments aren’t just from students! Even some teachers feel that way. I truly believe your thoughts on math are based on the experiences you have had in math. So how do we change the “math stigma”? We have to change the math experience we give our students! 

So, I have decided to organize the blog into three sections...

Teach.  "You don’t know what you don’t know."  This is how I feel sometimes about teaching math!  Every year I become a better teacher because I have more and more experiences working with kids as they learn math. Math needs to be understood deeply by students, and that requires high-level instruction.  This section of the blog is a place for me to share what I have learned about teaching specific math content, classroom experiences I have had with students, mistakes I have made, and provide resources that will allow you to feel confident and prepared to teach your kiddos math. 

Engage.  Kids learn better when they are highly engaged in what is being taught.  Let’s be honest, teachers enjoy teaching more when their kids are engaged and excited to learn.  The whole teaching-learning thing is so much more enjoyable when there is creativity, passion, and innovation.  This section of the blog is a place for me to share with you some things I do in my own classroom and things I see in other classrooms to engage students in learning.  Hopefully you will leave these posts inspired to try something new in your own classroom!

Learn.  I am always learning.  I think I love learning as much as I love teaching!  Because of this I love going to conferences, reading books, and collaborating with other educators!  There is always more to learn, and that’s overwhelmingly exciting!  This section of the blog is a place for me to share with you what I am learning about how I can better teach kids to understand and love math!  My hope is that you will learn something new along the way!

I hope you will join me on this journey! Let’s change the "math stigma" together! 

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