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 dissecting the information within it through guidance by instructors at East Carolina University, personal classroom experience, and also an intense personal focus on research/case studies in the area of elementary, that teaching mathematics with this piece at the center of my instruction has made more of a difference than I could ever image. I am incredibly proud of the state of North Carolina as they have now enhanced several of its key pieces in the recently adopted K-5 North Carolina Essential Math standards, effective 2018-2019 school year. Want to know more about how these standards and student investment will revolutionize your child's success in math?
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. 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!
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