Does reformatting my website page count towards the #MTBoS2020 Blogging Challenge? I am going to say yes! I spent time (too much?) tidying things up and shifting what were "pages" into posts (almost done). I can already see how this format will be better suited to sharing stories each month - see this one got done! Well, at least the story has started... Below are two visual bookends of my math-teaching "autobiography". On the left, an object I might use as a #talkingpiece
This was my first attempt at merging mindfulness and mathematics. I created mindful math-centric breathing routines using mathematical vocabulary and images. My thinking is to use these exercises in the classrooms for settling in, transitions or brain breaks to develop a sense of focus and awareness. I was inspired by readings in Social Emotional Learning, SERP focus five, math talks and visual math tasks. Click on the logo below to listen to some #mathitations!
Supporting teachers implementing the Illustrative Mathematics 6-8 curriculum, at times I create additional resources. The most recent is "at-a-glance" summaries of the excellent teacher guides for the check for readiness assessments. Blog posts at some later point with details, for now, click here, bit.ly/NBG_IM_share19_20. to request access to my public folder .