Would you consider using Chat GPT for class prep or grading if it could save you time? This teacher seems to have had some luck with it.
Which grade is hardest to teach math to? I just moved down to 4th grade and wow compared to 6th I've never been happier! There are kids in my class who actually want to learn...do they just start … more
How much control do you have over your classrooms math curriculum? Feels like I'm on a very very short leash right now in terms of making my own adjustments.
If you could tell your younger self to avoid or not do one thing, what would it be? Before I got my teaching credential I went to school to be a vet, with no prior animal experience to speak of. Stupi… more
Anyone got relevant movies for a high school algebra class? Trying not to just have a wasted day, so a movie that relates to math/school would be great. I so rarely do movie days but I need to catch u… more
Today a parent told me they're sure that their child would be succeeding in math without my "interference." Which I guess is my teaching?? Their child is in 4th grade and refuses to part… more
Tips for helping a student who can ace questions in class and on homework assignments but fails or scapes by on every test? Parents had the student evaluated for anxiety and adhd with no real results.… more
What did you do in your classroom to celebrate pi day? We had a parent bring in blueberry pie (YUM) and did a bunch of pi related games in the afternoon. Since I teach 3rd I don’t think a single stude… more
Pi-day 5 question, 1-minute classroom challenge! You all can play yourselves or share this link with your students and see how you rank in the world! 🏆
What do you offer in terms of work time with your students? Do you do any tutoring or after school practice sessions? Set aside an hour a week for homework catch up and questions? I'm trying to de… more
I lost a students test from last week.. Don't know how it happened but it's gone for good I can't find it in my classroom, car, or house and those are the only places I grade. I have to te… more
The type of Oscar festivities I can get in on. My vote is Everything Everywhere All at Once!
Do you think drilling math into kids before they start school is a legitimate way to make a "prodigy" or "genius?" We have a kid in 1st grade whose easily doing 4th and 5th grade m… more
What interesting educational topics have you searched for this month to help your professional development?
I had a former student (20 years ago) stop by yesterday just to see how I'm doing and check on me during my prep period. It was so sweet! Hearing that he feels like he uses what I taught him and … more
I feel like english and literature teachers are constantly on the highest horse ever. Seems like they see themselves as the "real" teachers since they handle a lot of social/emotional and re… more
Should social-emotional learning goals be integrated into math? Why or why not? At the elementary level or k-12?
Ladies what's your go to shoe for work?
What grade is hardest to teach math? I personally feel like 7th & 8th graders are a special kind of stressful/hard to deal with, but I'm biased since I have one at home 🤣
What professional development have you done since you began teaching? I'm looking to go to a math conference this year. I missed AMTE at the beginning of the month and am looking for recommendatio… more
Should schools switch to a 4 day school week? If so, which day would you drop from the school schedule (MTWThF)? For me it would be Monday. I don't want to be there, the students don't want to… more
Elementary math teachers - do you sing? I'm having trouble getting students to engage during lessons and another teacher recommended I sing or add singing to the lesson to try and mix it up. This … more
This is a great idea! Anyone do math "speed dating" in your classroom? Would be perfect for the beginning of the year or after break when they need a little shake up and an ice breaker! I wa… more
Best way to navigate a relationship with a really rigid parent? Trying to explain that not every student learns math the same exact way but they're adamant that it's their child's fault. S… more