Tuesday, November 5, 2013

See you in Louisville!

In the last week, we’ve traveled from gorgeous Gatlinburg to Connecticut by way of Gettysburg, amongst other stops!  Gatlinburg was beautiful-- I love where we live, but the fall colors really pop in Tennessee in a way you don't quite get in evergreen northern California.  I even got to sample some moonshine!  Gettysburg was breathtaking-- what an amazing part of our history as a nation! 

Later this week we’ll travel to Louisville in time for the NCTM regional conference being held there.  I hope if you’re in the area you can stop by and say hello!  I’ll be presenting twice on Friday: once in the morning and once in the afternoon.  In the morning, I'll be speaking on "Teaching Fractions to Develop Proportional Reasoning."  This session will be perfect for any grades 3-5 teachers who might be looking for some new tips and tricks on how to help their students find fractions more meaningful.  

My second session on Friday will be something a little different. This year, we’ll also be trying out something we’ve never done before.  I'll be hosting an exhibitor session!  The exhibitor session is called "Walking the Number Line for Research-Based Results."  As you might have guessed from the name, this session is going to cover one of my favorite tools, my number line, and all the different ways it can be used to cover so many concepts that your students need to know.  Whether you're pre-K or grade 5, we'll absolutely be doing something that you can use in your classroom immediately.  Come play with me! 

Stop by if you can-- attendees at this special exhibitor session will get a very special treat.  (I know Halloween has passed, but I'll try to keep it alive and well in the spirit of the conference.)  Looking forward to seeing all of you soon!  For more information on the conference, go here. If you can't make it to Louisville but still want to download my handouts, they'll be available here starting next week. 

1 comment:

  1. Throughout the past month, I have given considerable thought to leaving the teaching profession. After pouring 13 years of blood, sweat, and tears into the lives of thousands of students, I was starting to feel that my cup was empty. I was running low on new perspectives, and the math abilities of my students were dwindling exponentially year-by-year. After participating in your Proportional Reasoning session at NCTM Kentucky, I feel refreshed! I want to take out a full-page ad in the local paper that reads: THE BLOOD STILL WORKS! I raised my eyebrows several times thinking, “That sounds like something I would say” and “We must be related!” I was so driven that I emailed my department chair before I got on the escalator. The information you shared is PRICELESS, and I hope all the elementary teachers in my district get a chance to experience your talents. Thank you for presenting, and thanks for taking a picture with me!



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