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  • Brigitta Southorn

    September 1, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Hi Robin,

    I am so glad to hear that you had a great summer spent out of doors.  We did as well.  It was a great summer with lovely weather.  We need to soak up that sunshine to get us through the next few months.

    Thanks for your thoughts on the book.  Yes, there are some amazing ideas included that I hope to incorporate into my classes this year.  I have planned out my 1D enriched class to cover in 4 days what my 1D colleagues will do in 5 and take that 5th day to do enrichment activities with my class.  I anticipate using “Math Recess” as a resource for those activities.

    As for what to read next….I am starting at a new school this semester so I am expecting to be pretty occupied just staying on top of my courses.  Sadly, I doubt I will have time to do much professional reading.  I hope I have enough time to do some of the online learning here at the academy.

    If you’re looking for something to read though, I would recommend “Becoming the math teacher you wish you’d had”  by Tracy Johnston Zager.  I really enjoyed it.  I am also intrigued by the new book out by Marian Small, but it looks very similar to the textbook we used for P/J math part 1.  Jo Boaler’s new book looks good too.  So many ideas!

    I hope you have a great start to the year.