Archive for August, 2015

Kindergarten Math Bootcamp!

Posted on August 31, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Dr. Nicki is proud to announce, Kindergarten Math Bootcamp!  Come and learn grade specific energizers, routines, guided math lessons, workstations, picture books, math poems, songs and chants!  Get exclusive access to some great books, flashcard games and board games. A great way to get the year started!

See the flyer here.

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Chapter 1 of Math Workshop in Action!

Posted on August 29, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


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Great Video Resource

Posted on August 18, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Here is a great free resource that has tons of math videos for every grade!

Happy Mathing

Dr. Nicki

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Teaching in the 21st Century

Posted on August 15, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.

John Dewey

In what ways will you upgrade your curriculum this year? How will it reflect the 21st century?  How have you planned to teach Generation Z for a future that we can’t even imagine? Set your own 21st century teaching goals.  Add just 1 technological upgrade to your instruction.  That’s where some of the magic begins.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Teaching and Learning

Posted on August 12, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


The great Marie Clay said that “If the child is a struggling reader or writer the conclusion must be that we have not yet discovered the way to help him learn.”

This also applies to math!  If the child is struggling in math, the conclusion must be that we have not yet discovered the way to help him learn.

How would our pedagogy change if we really believed this?  What would we say different, how would we talk different and what types of learning plans would we make?

(2005, Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals Part 2, p. 158)

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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New You Tube Videos!

Posted on August 6, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


Check out all my new you tube videos on teaching math!

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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Learning Trajectories! Great ways to think about what students know…

Posted on August 3, 2015. Filed under: Uncategorized |


The Math Running Record Online Conference was a success.  I thank all who attended. During the discussion, one of the participants brought up the Learning Trajectories Research.  It is really fascinating and gives us some  ways to think about and name what our students are doing.  Look at this Quick Overview for some ideas!

The research shows the more we understand about what our students do and do not know, the more we can name it and have conceptual maps about it, the better we all get.  Teachers who understand learners are better able to teach.

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki

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