Author Archives: Kevin Briley

Ascend Math Honors 37 Schools for Math Leadership!

Ascend Education recently announced that a record 37 schools are being recognized as Gold Medal schools this year. The Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best demonstrate a dedication to ensuring that … Continue reading

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Next Week is American Education Week

Next week is the 96th annual American Education Week, celebrated in our country since 1921.  Every child deserves to receive a quality education. American Education Week provides all Americans an opportunity to celebrate and support the individuals who provide quality … Continue reading

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Blended Learning for Math Intervention

I was thinking this week about all the different ways we are helping students through a Blended Learning model in and out of the classroom.  Blended Learning as defined by Christensen has three imperatives. Students learn: at least in part … Continue reading

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Frighteningly Fun Halloween Math Problems

Share these frighteningly fun Halloween math problems with your class. Stumpy the skeleton goes for a bike ride every night in the cemetery. He rides 1/2 way around the cemetery and stops. Stumpy then bikes 3/4 of the way around … Continue reading

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5 Awesome Teacher Apps. Number 2 is One of Our Favorites.

Many of you have heard the old adage, “A teacher’s work is never done.” There are always assignments to grade, lessons to plan, and parent-teacher conferences to attend. Anything that can save teachers time is a great investment, and the … Continue reading

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Are Hope and Engagement Key Student Success Indicators?

Engagement is driven when students know how to apply what they know. Have you seen the 2016 Gallup Student Poll?  According to Gallup, the Student Poll will track for 10 years the hope, engagement, and well-being of public school students in … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Education Leaders Preparing for School

Edutopia recently ran a list of ideas for education leaders preparing for the new school year.   You’ll find some innovative ideas here. Take a quick look and see what might help you. https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/10-things-great-school-leaders-do-over-summer

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Ascend Math Honors 32 Schools for Math Leadership!

Ascend Education announced today that a record 32 schools are being recognized as Gold Medal schools this year. The Gold Medal Award was established in 2010 to honor the schools or districts that best demonstrate a dedication to ensuring that … Continue reading

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Announcing March Mathness IV

Some of the most popular posts of the past three years have been those celebrating March Mathness, the math behind the sport of basketball! Many of you sent in your own math problems for posting. These included  scores, records of teams, … Continue reading

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What Companies Can Learn from the Best Schools in the World

A recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures has concluded that world-class education systems have a few common elements that we can learn from: a strong early education system, a high-quality professional teacher workforce, robust career and technical … Continue reading

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