Meet Rory and Oliver, my little men. Everyone asks me if they are twins, although I don’t always see why. They are 21 months apart and very different in character.
Rory is my eldest. He likes art and drama and can tell a really, really, really long story. He’s a risk-taker and accident-prone and if I were more inclined, I would run a statistical analysis to show you how closely those two things are related!
Oliver is my youngest and a gentle giant. He could ski and bike by 2 years old, but only because his big brother was doing it. He always wants to play outside…unless the rain hits his face, then he turns into a big sensitive sop who needs to be carried through the “storm”!
Who am I? I am first and foremost, a mommy; but second, and for a much longer time, a teacher. I taught math for many years including 3 as a math co-ordinator for Pre-K to Grade 6 and I am thrilled to be working now as a Director of Intermediate.
We would like to invite you on a journey. This journey will be messy, with mistakes written all over it, but hopefully it will be rewarding with some good teaching and learning about early numeracy and how it develops. The blog will continue as long as my children let it. I hope you’ll join us for the ride!
What Teachers Are Saying
Teaching Math Through Inquiry Workshop, ISABC 2018
“Ann was fantastic. She had engaging activities while explaining the pedagogy. It was paced well and informative. I felt like I left with a lot to work with.”
“Ann was a wonderful presenter with great ideas I can try in my classroom immediately. ”
“I found her to be a wealth of resources and knowledge. We were able to do our own inquiry, but there was an authentic balance between working amongst colleagues and actually receiving valuable information. Her activities suited a wide range of Grades, and the overall message/activities we gained were so informative, that I have already changed my week plan!”
“I thought it was fantastic that we were given specific strategies to implement in our classrooms. Very helpful. I also liked watching the video of one of the strategies to see how it plays out in a classroom. “
Personalizing the math classroom through differentiation Workshop, ISABC 2017
“I appreciated all of the different strategies and ways of helping to open up math questions to ensure that all of our learners have a chance to feel successful in completing math problems. It was very organized and I enjoyed all of the activities that we did. I also appreciated that we were separated into our grade groups because it allowed for a better discussion.”
“This was extremely helpful.”
“Great lesson ideas, as well as differentiation ideas. ”
“Great workshop – would have liked to have more chance to collaborate with other grade levels.”