Archive for December, 2016

Adieu, 2016!

Whether you are ready for 2016 to be over or not, here we are, looking ahead to an exciting 2017! But before we can look ahead, let us look back at the top blog posts for the past year. Check back with us soon for a lineup of our spring titles and more great content! Happy New Year!

Top posts for 2016:
Establishing Routines for the Writing Workshop by Stacey Shubitz
Poems, Right from the Start, by Shirley McPhillips
Why Students’ Reading Plateaus, by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris
Wide Awake to Stories, by Katie Egan Cunningham
Finding Your Writing Tribe, by Stacey Shubitz

 

Add comment December 20th, 2016

Now Online: Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had

becoming-the-math-teacher-you-wish-youd-hadTracy invites you on a journey through this most magnificent book of stories and portraits…This book turns on its head the common misconception of mathematics as a black-and-white discipline and of being good at math as entailing ease, speed, and correctness. You will find it full of color, possibility, puzzles, and delight…let yourself be drawn in.

— Elham Kazemi from the foreword

While mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. In Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had, Tracy Zager helps teachers close this gap by making math class more like mathematics.

Tracy spent years observing a diverse set of classrooms in which all students had access to meaningful mathematics. She partnered with teachers who helped students internalize the habits of mind of mathematicians as they grappled with age-appropriate content. From these scores of observations, Tracy selected and analyzed the most revealing, fruitful, thought-provoking examples of teaching and learning to share with you in this book.

Through these vivid stories, you’ll gain insight into effective instructional decision making. You’ll engage with big concepts and pick up plenty of practical details about how to implement new teaching strategies.

All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students. This important book helps us develop instructional techniques that will make the math classes we teach so much better than the math classes we took.

Add comment December 15th, 2016


New From Stenhouse

Most Recent Posts

Stenhouse Author Sites

Archives

Categories

Blogroll

Classroom Blogs

Tags

Feeds