Bottle Flipping: Distraction or Connection

Are your students bottle flipping? Do you know what bottle flipping is? Check it out. Really, bottle flipping is just a fun fad that kids and jobless adults are making a new habit of becoming good at, like throwing cards into a hat back in the 1930s. The interesting thing …

Stuck In My Own Perspective

In a recent Teach Like A Pirate chat (#TLAP) Dave Burgess and I responded to a question independently and identically, causing me to respond with this. Perspective is everything. I have a really cool niece named Anna who’s 13. She got the chance to fly with her dad (hereafter known as …

#MakeItReal: My New Twitter Chat

Announcing The New #MakeItReal Chat A Chat About Increasing Relevance Of Content For Our Students Every Wednesday, 9:30 pm for 30 Minutes I had the fantastic opportunity to host the popular Teach Like A Pirate chat (#TLAP transcript) last night to discuss the components and ideas in my new book …

I See Math, People

Ever wonder if you’re the only one who sees things differently? After years of teaching math and looking for real world applications to help my students connect the math to life, I’ve realized that this is entirely backwards. We should be looking for the math in the real world around …

Teaching Math with Google Apps: A 4 in 1 Approach

One of the people I love talking to about teaching math is Alice Keeler (@alicekeeler), author of 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. She’s almost excited as I am about the direction math instruction is going…almost. So naturally when we collaborate on math teaching ideas, not only do we …