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Collin Nelson

Playground consultant—this sounds like a dream job for a fourth grader, doesn’t it? Sheridan Elementary School teacher Lisa Gross thought so.

David Moursund

I’m sure all of you have heard about the underrepresentation of women in the professional fields of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). I’ve recently written quite a bit about this situation, and links to these materials are in the references given below.

Cynthia Hockman-Chupp

Over the years, many educators ate more than their share of eggs in order to collect enough cartons for students to study fractions. 

Jon Seibert

If you are involved in education, or perhaps just watch the news, you’ve probably heard plenty of stories about controversial issues in U.S. education.

Cynthia Hockman-Chupp

Stanford professor Jo Boaler is working to change attitudes about math education. She observes that many of us grew up with these convictions: 

Collin Nelson

Higher levels of student engagement have been shown to increase student success. If you search, you’ll find studies from around the world showing that students who are the most engaged generally do better in school and beyond.

Lori Bluemel

We often use a demonstration number rack when reviewing addition and subtraction strategies. It’s an excellent tool that’s proven invaluable in instruction. But don’t overlook the power of individual number racks to encourage students to be more involved.