Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Book Studies: Guided Math and Teach Like a Pirate

Hi all!  I have several professional books on my to do list this summer and have yet to get started with any of them!  To keep me motivated and make sure these great looking books get read, I am going to share what I read with you and would love for you to read along and participate!  I will be doing two book studies this summer on my blog.  If either of these are books you have been thinking about reading, feel free to join in!  

I love how guided math gives kids time in small groups and really believe that finding time for small group work is the key to differentiating instruction and meeting the needs of all students.  If you are new to guided math or have had some experience with it, this book will help you help your students.  I am also quite excited to share with you that this morning I stumbled upon a new blog called Adventures in Guided Math that looks like it is going to be a great resource.  I will be blogging about two chapters each week starting next Wednesday, July 2nd.  UPDATE: Part 1 is up!  Click here to head on over

This book is part of my effort to reflect on my teaching and get excited for next school year.  I have read parts and pieces of this book and heard such great things about it.  I will be doing this book study as a 3 part series to follow the three parts of this book. UPDATE: Now that I have the book and have started reading it, I know I will need more than 3 posts to cover this book!  The first one will be posted on Saturday July 12th and will be about the Passion and Immersion parts from the first section. 

I will also be participating in a book study over at The Math Coach's Corner on Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking.  She will be posting her book study on Mondays starting next week (June 30th).

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on any (or all) of these books!


  1. Love your blog design! Glad you stopped by our new guided math blog! I am glad to be a new follower of you... :0)

  2. I really want to get the pirate book. It looks like just the book I need to read after a difficult year.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First