12 Ideas to Propel Your Growth Journey

By Steve Wyborney / February 21, 2015

Educators are learners, working in learning communities, with fellow learners.  Our growth journeys are very important not only to ourselves, but to the many people with whom our lives intersect.  Understanding and constantly activating our growth journeys is an important part of our personal and professional growth.  Here are 12  ideas to prompt thinking about…

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The Number Concept Map (Video and PDF)

By Steve Wyborney / February 16, 2015

Here is a new resource for you:  The Number Concept Map.   While there are many different ways this resource could be used in the classroom, I’ve provided a recording below to detail how you might gather representations in your classroom community, and also to show how you might use those representations to look for…

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8 Lessons About Educators

By Steve Wyborney / February 16, 2015

I am a deeply hungry learner – just like you.  Diving headlong into the world of Twitter, the adventure of blogging, and the life of a connected educator, I have discovered several highly apparent lessons about educators – truths about you.  Many of these lessons have become increasingly apparent through the interactions that I have…

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Math Imposter Sets (with Video and PDF)

By Steve Wyborney / February 15, 2015

Over 15 years ago, I began using Imposter Sets in my math classroom.  Imposter Sets frequently produce rich, insightful discussion about important math concepts.  Students readily embrace the mystery of Imposter Sets.  Classroom discussions are frequently characterized by investigation, exploration, and wonder.  Those are powerful responses to a strategy that is actually very simple to use.  …

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The Quicksand of Learning

By Steve Wyborney / February 4, 2015

If you blog, this might sound familiar:  Partway through a post, but not yet finished.  That’s me, right now.  I’m slugging it out, slogging through the middle.   The “quicksand middle” is how I’ve come to think of it.  The more I struggle, the more difficult it seems to be.  Oddly, I have everything I…

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