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Works at Wayland Public Schools Teacher Association
Attended College of the Holy Cross
Lived in Massachusetts
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Why is it important to give students the chance to tackle a tough task?
Public schools hold tremendous potential for positive lives and a strong nation. I'm not ready to give up on public schools, are you?
What do you do about the vision/reality gaps that exist in your life?
What you dream of and what exists often don't match, but that doesn't always means there's something wrong with that. It's true that many of us envision worlds that don't yet exist--worlds of different opportunities, structur...
Merging mindset/learning behavior lessons with math content knowledge, concept, and skill creates memorable and successful learning experiences.
Particularly at the beginning of the school year, it's essential to merge learning-to-learn mindset and behavior lessons with content focus. This integration helps students to gain confidence and skill as a learner as well as...
Focus on team to ensure a successful math teaching/learning year.
There's still room for math fact assessment and skill building in the math classroom.
That Quiz is free and easy to use for simple student assessments and practice. While recent math research and writing points to a need to lessen our obsession with fact knowledge, an obsession that serves to make many stud...
How might we reshape school programs and efforts to better meet the needs of our most challenged students?
How would you describe your most challenged learners? What creates the challenge? I would describe my most challenged learners as those who are unable to learn successfully in the school setting. These are the students that d...
A great song to lead our classroom community creation - Always Stay Humble and Kind So much to learn and so much potential in this world for good--great song.
Creating a strong math teaching/learning community depends on explicitly creating and teaching routines with and for students.
It's important to visualize the math classroom and determine the routines that matter. Then it's important to explicitly teach and practice those routines. Many elementary school teachers are masters at routine--they establis...
Start the math year with an emphasis on team, assessment, and review.
- College of the Holy CrossPsychology/Liberal Arts, 1977 - 1981
- Boston UniversityElementary Education, 1985 - 1986
Life Holds Tremendous Promise and Potential
A teacher for 30 years and mom for 24 years, I engage in social media to share and learn about the best ways to teach, learn, and live. In my free time I especially enjoy adventures near and far with friends and family. Search my posts for information that you're interested in. I write a lot about math education, STEAM, ideas to improve educational systems/organization, professional learning, writing, travel near and far, community, politics, and more. I welcome your comments, suggestions, questions, and ideas.
Married to my best friend, Mike.
Learning Design, Tech Integration, Child/Parent Coaching, Field Study Organizer/Designer, Writer, Researcher, Analyst
- Wayland Public Schools Teacher AssociationRepresentative, 2015 - presentBuilding representative for our local union.
- NBPTSCertified, 2015 - presentNationally certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards since 2004. Renewed certification in 2014.
- Teacher Leadership Initiative Cohort IIIParticipant, presentMember of the TLI Cohort III program supported by the NEA and led in part by the Center for Teacher Quality and MTA.
- Framingham State CollegeAdjunct Professor, 2015 - presentTeaching elementary mathematics and facilitating field study III for teacher candidates.
- Wayland Public SchoolsTeacher, 2010 - presentEducation Consultant/Presenter
- Teach Children WellPresenter, present
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