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Posted by Janice Hensley on July 15 2019 at 3:42 PM
You have been given extra minutes in your MATHath 180 block.  How will you incorporate them?  Will you take the extra time to teach My/Space My/Space lessons, or give more student software time?  The MATHath 180 program has many different approaches to teaching math concepts to students.  The software portion is just as important as the time spent on My/Space My/Space lessons.  In fact, the student software teaches and support these lessons.      The…
Posted by on April 04 2019 at 3:32 PM
This is a continuation of my previous blog post, where I recounted what I learned from this past year's National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference in Washington, D.C. In the first post, I compared my NCTM experiences to a nearby museum. In this one, I compare them to an opportunity granted to HMH employees. Not knowing what it would involve but craving a classroom experience, in late 2017 I signed up for an HMH class titled "Learning Creative Learning." It was a survey…
Posted by on April 04 2019 at 3:24 PM
As part of our annual 180 Awards nomination and selection process, HMH is always proud to celebrate all of the gains and accomplishments of students around the country--and this year is no different.The following MATH 180 student winners were acknowledged by their teachers and HMH for their remarkable improvements and academic distinction in math. Each student winner received $500 and the nominating educators of each MATH 180 winner also received a $1,000 gift…
Posted by on March 27 2019 at 4:39 PM
A few weeks back, I was in Washington, D.C., for this year's National Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference--by far the largest annual math education conference. Being in D.C., there was one attraction I made a point to see: The National Portrait Gallery. In particular, I wanted to see one work by Kehinde Wiley, an artist mostly known for painting enormous and ultra-realistic portraits of African-Americans surrounded by rich, ornate patterns.Former President Barack Obama…
Posted by Joel Leventhal on March 27 2019 at 4:23 PM
My first year of teaching after college was a breeze. I got a job teaching middle school science at the school in Tampa where I had my final internship. Was it a great year because the batch of students I had were so well-behaved? Was it because I had so much support from veteran teachers in classrooms nearby? A good administration? Whatever it was, I knew I had plenty of room to grow as a rookie teacher.Then, years two and three did not go so well. I became sad, upset, anxious, and frustrated…
Posted by Le’Vada Gray on September 05 2018 at 1:55 PM
Back to School is one of my favorite times of year because I love the smell of a fresh box of crayons, buying new school supplies and notebooks, and having a new start. It’s probably why I became a classroom teacher myself. After decorating my classroom, setting up my library and sorting supplies, I started every year with planning for how I was going to build a community with my new students. Building a community with your learners is just as important as those initial assessments to support…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on March 09 2018 at 7:27 AM
The Winter Olympics are over and it's time to prepare for spring break and summer vacation! My librarian hosted an incredible Winter Olympics book contest and the students loved it! To celebrate warmer weather, I've introduced a new reading contest in room #1220! Ready, set, read!!Competition begins April 2nd On April 2nd, students sign up for the contest(s) of their choice before or after school or during lunch in the library. (Using the library as a sign-up location gets students there…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on February 05 2018 at 3:49 PM
The 2018 Winter Olympics are beginning this week! It's a perfect time to ponder your teaching and classroom management. The Olympians are the best in their field. Are you?  Do you strive for excellence? Do you teach as if your supervisor is in your classroom observing? Or a parent is attending your classroom? Or a prospective teacher is watching you? Are you showing up early to school to be well prepared for the day? Looking over the HMH READ 180 materials ahead of the class arriving?…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on January 27 2018 at 12:34 PM
Are your bags packed?The 2018 National Summer Institute is returning, and I am ready to board my flight! I'm six months early, but just like a kid preparing for their dream trip, I am counting down the days! I reminisce back to my first READ 180 Summer Institute in San Francisco...I had been teaching seventh and eighth-grade reading and my principal called me into her office to see if I was available to go to the READ 180 Summer Institute in San Francisco, July 25-28, 2007. I checked my…
Posted by Andrea Barnes on January 18 2018 at 7:30 AM
Goals for 2018! Help your students to reflect on the progress they made in the fall semester of 2017 and the gains they are working toward in 2018 and beyond! Example Goals: 1. Number of books read in 9 weeks. 2. Total number of words read. (Students in my classes are encouraged to reach a million words by the end of the school year. One student reached their million words read by the holiday break!) The number of words read are calculated by passed book quizzes. 3. 80% or higher passing rate…