Sunday, July 31, 2016

First Day of Math Class - Win one of 5 TPT Gift Cards!


It's going to be the best school year ever!  Time for new students, new ideas, new uses of technology!  My STEM teachers friends and I got together and we are sponsoring 5 $25 gift cards that we are giving away - go all the way to the bottom of this post to check it out :)

But first, I'd like to give you some first day/week of school ideas.  I hate the read the syllabus I'll give you my rules first days.  I like to actually have an idea of something students can DO!  (The only problem I've found with this is that students come to school EXPECTING that teachers will just be reading the syllabus to them that they don't even bring a pencil - so be sure to have some on hand!)


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Bulletin Boards for High School Math



A dilemma I face every year...what to put up on my bulletin boards...fun and yet functional :)  I am in awe of elementary teachers - they change their bulletin boards so frequently and they are always so CUTE!

I am ashamed to say that I am lucky if I change my bulletin boards once a year...(I am hanging my head!)

So, it is my new school year resolution to do a better job!  But, it's not just the two bulletin boards I have hanging in my classroom...it's also extra space on my white boards - what could I put up that my students might find interesting to look at?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ten Tips for the New {Math} Teacher




Ten TIps for the New Math Teacher

A new school year is about to begin...a brand new group of teachers is ready to start for the very first time!  It's exciting to finally have your own group of students, but there is also a feeling of anxiety...how am I going to handle these kids all by myself???

Here are ten tips that I came up with for the new teacher...most are tips for every new teacher - but a couple are specifically for new math teachers.