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How I Failed my Students – And What I did About It!

I’m about to get real with all of you… real and raw… You ready? I hope so… because I feel SUPER uncomfortable sharing this story with all of you. BUT… I am 100% sure of my WHY… My WHY for sharing this with you. My WHY is because I want you to know YOU are not alone!  Teaching is HARD..honestly.. It’s probably one of the hardest jobs in the world because we actually have so many jobs all wrapped up…

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Guided Math: Math Stations

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Let’s chat about Math Stations today! Remember when I said CONSISTENCY IS KEY to Guided Math Success? Well… That is 100% true especially when your students are working in Math Stations. How many times have you put out Math Stations or Centers and your students constantly come up to you with question after question, even after you explained the directions?? Yep…I know the answer is A LOT! There is a solution to this, though. It’s all about CONSISTENCY and REVIEW! ALL…

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Guided Math: Independent Practice

Let’s chat about INDEPENDENT PRACTICE time during Guided Math Rotations today!   After my students meet with me at Teacher Feature for their small group lesson, they will rotate to the next round called Workbook Nook. This is the rotation where they work on an independent activity based on the lesson I just taught in small groups. Almost all of my activities that the students complete during Workbook Nook are Interactive Notebook activities My students LOVE doing Interactive Notebook activities…

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Guided Math: Small Group Instruction

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Today we will talk about my Guided Math Small Group Instruction! My Small Group Instruction takes place every day. I meet with each group for 15-20 minutes. I always start with my Strategic Intervention group. All of my small group lessons revolve around one of my Guided Practice Workmats that is directly correlated to the skill that we are working on. All of my workmats are put in clear page-protectors and my students use dry-erase markers and math manipulatives on top…

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Guided Math: Whole Group Lessons

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Hey there friends… Here is the fourth installment of my Get Your Groove On with Guided Math Blog series!  I hope you find this post helpful! There are basically 9 main components of Guided Math. If you would like to get Guided Math up and running in your classroom, you will need to focus on these components:     Today we will talk about Whole Group Lessons!   Remember I told you that I used to cringe when I had to…

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Guided Math: Flexible Grouping

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Hey there friends… Here is the second installment of my Get Your Groove On with Guided Math Blog series!  I hope you find this post helpful! There are basically 9 main components of Guided Math. If you would like to get Guided Math up and running in your classroom, you will need to focus on these components:     Today we will talk about All Things Flexible Grouping! Flexible grouping is a very important part of your Guided Math instruction.…

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Guided Math: All Things Organization

Hey there friends… Here is the first installment of my Get Your Groove On with Guided Math blog series!  I hope you find these little tidbits helpful! There are basically 9 main components of Guided Math. If you would like to get Guided Math up and running in your classroom, you will need to focus on these components:     Today we will talk about All Things Organization!   A well-organized classroom = a well-organized math block! It is extremely…

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Guided Math: Get Your GROOVE On with Guided Math

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Get Your Groove On with Guided Math Blog Series Hi Friends… Welcome to my NEW blog series called Get Your Groove On with Guided Math! At the end of this 10-week series, you will learn the ins and out of All Things Guided Math and I am so excited you have decided to join me on this journey! It is going to be a fun ride. So buckle up… and let’s get crack-a-lackin on learning all about Implementing Guided Math…

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Guided Math & Math Stations {Part 2}

  Hi Friends…. Head on over to my BRAND NEW blog series called…. Get Your Groove on with Guided Math!  HERE ARE THE 9 BASIC COMPONENTS OF GUIDED MATH: {Click each LINK below to read a more IN DEPTH blog post about each component.} Organization Flexible Grouping Managing Rotations Whole Group Instruction Small Group Guided Instruction Independent Practice Math Stations Math Journals Fact Fluency Click the image below to head on over and read my updated Guided Math blog posts!…

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