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## The Challenge of Differentiated Instruction

I was recently asked for a good source on differentiated instruction. I replied that ASCD put out some exceptional publications. You can find them at: http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/differentiated-instruction-campaign.aspx My concern with differentiated instruction has always been classroom management, simply put one teacher … Continue reading

## Should Learning Be Personalized or Individualized?

There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding Personalized Learning. What is Personalized Learning? Is it really any different from Individualized Learning? Some people think so. I read an interesting article on the subject of “personalized learning.” For today’s students … Continue reading

## Ascend Math named Top Product of 2015 by District Administration Magazine’s Readers

Ascend Math has been recognized for making a positive difference in education by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015.” I have to say it is an honor to again be chosen … Continue reading

## Thanksgiving Math Problems

Here are some fun Thanksgiving math problems to share with your class. Turkeys have more than 5000 feathers. How many feathers on a flock of 4 turkeys? The Pilgrims are planning a big Thanksgiving for friends and family. They are … Continue reading

## Award Winning School Finds Blended Learning Success

Howard Middle School, residing in the Bibb County School District of Macon, GA, was named a Focus School due to the large achievement gap between the highest achieving and lowest achieving subgroups. The school district implemented a blended learning approach … Continue reading

## New Motivational Component Added to Ascend Math

Ascend Education announced today the addition of an all new motivational experience for students using its award winning Ascend Math product. “Teachers told us that while there students really like Ascend Math they wanted an occasional fun break from it,” … Continue reading

## Fun Halloween Math Problems

An adult skeleton has 206 bones. There are 27 bones in a hand and 26 bones in a foot. How many bones are not in the hands or feet? Count Juan Toothree is giving a party at his haunted castle. … Continue reading

## Creative Elementary Math Intervention Strategies

Kathy Kreidler of Taylor County Elementary just presented to two packed houses at the FCTM (Florida Council of Teacher’s of Mathematics) Conference. Kathy is an extraordinary, innovative educator dedicated to helping her students connect with math. Take a look at this … Continue reading

## Educational Technology: the Good, the Bad, and the Buggy!

A recent article by the Global Digital Citizen Foundation caught my eye. The article Why We Shouldn’t Fear Technology in the Classroom, didn’t really grab me for the headline but for the “so called” fears they listed. Let me share … Continue reading

## Could you be a teacher in the 1880’s?

Could you be a teacher in the 1880’s? The math problem below was used as a test for new teachers at the Quasset school in the 1880’s. Three boys, A, B, and C went to Putnam (a nearby town) to sell … Continue reading