Welcome to my blog, Adventures in Guided Math! So glad you stopped by! I am a second grade teacher sharing my adventures, and my students’ successes, in guided math. It is my hope to learn from, and inspire, fellow educators as they explore, consider, begin, and/or adventure through guided math themselves. Ultimately, I want others to know how powerful establishing a guided math framework can be and how empowering it is for the mathematicians in our charge. I would love to have you as a follower and fellow adventurer!
Differentiation is at the heart of what I do and has been from the time I began my journey in education. As I reflect upon the last 24 years, and the many children I have been privileged to serve, another important thing has remained constant–I learn and grow every day. As they say, “Some things get better with age.” I believe I am one of those ‘things.’ :0) I began my journey in college where I switched from a marketing-management major to an education major halfway through my junior year. (There’s another saying, “Some are late bloomers.” Ha!) Around me were the sights and sounds of many education majors doing things that were of much more interest to me. I HAD to do THAT! At any rate, I majored in elementary and special education, and was on my way… It was many moons ago that I began this journey, but my experiences as a self-contained special education teacher, a literacy coordinator, third grade teacher, fifth grade teacher, and now a second grade teacher have given me much affirmation–I am right where I belong in this wonderful profession. I love what I do, and my students never cease to amaze me. I am truly blessed!
In my free time, I love to spend time with my family which includes two amazing grandchildren and sources of great joy!