Daily Archives: October 27, 2012


Connecting Math and Literature

Connecting Math and Literature

Why should I connect math and literature? Literature will help students address the eight standards for mathematical practice. Remember that these practices are not what the teacher will do; these are things that students need to be able to do as fluent mathematicians. Here are some great ideas for connecting mathematics instruction with children’s literature.


Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Frame for Moving into the Furture

How a leader shows up matters. What a leader believes matters. The leader’s ‘frame’ makes a difference. Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom and Kae Rader in their book: Appreciative Leadership help leaders to develop their skills and attitudes related to helping to bring about positive systemic change.  The following four attributes are those common to leaders