At the center of this lies, (either you love it or you hate it), Common Core. Yep, I said it...Common Core. This tool alone has put almost all of us, at least at some point, in a downward spiral. I can confidently say, however, that after several years of really dissecting the information within it through information provided by instructors at East Carolina University, as well as an intense focus on research/case studies, especially in the area of elementary math and word problems, that teaching mathematics with this piece at the center of my instruction has made more of a difference than any other subject. Want to know how?
All of us here at Key Up Education are super excited about the upcoming visit of third grade students from Sylvan Elementary! Students will be coming to help address company issues while focusing on engineering and math. I went to visit the students on Monday 5/23 just to make sure they were up for the task and it was incredible!
Can't wait to see how high they soar when they arrive!
I am a teacher at heart. The last few years have provided me with many unique academic experiences, most of which were due to the openness to share of many, many master teachers to whom I would not be the educator I am today. I am simply a collection of many, looking to pass on the knowledge that was invested in me to others looking to do the same. We are all in this together!