I have also found joy in teaching math again. I love that hour of the day when I am confident that my students are engaged and are loving learning math. [Especially in a subject that many have experienced learned helplessness, despair, struggle, frustration, and failure in the past]
I have found the professional spark that stokes my passion in education and gives me the reassurance that I am doing something that also inspires others. I absolutely love doing professional development on ZONES Math. I love sharing my experiences teaching math using ZONES and hearing the positive response from other educators.
One of my greatest joys as a veteran educator is doing professional development for ZONES. I just love sharing what we are doing with others. I have found that I love teaching adults as much as I love teaching students.
Are your ready for the change? Are you ready for the confidence, passion, and evidence that you are successfully educating your students? We are here to help you! We would love to answer any questions that you may have about ZONES Math. We would love to have you come see one of our many presentations that we conduct at various conferences through the year. We love to have visitors in our classroom to watch ZONES in action! We would love to train you and your staff right in your building with specific and strategic training to ensure success implementing ZONES in your classroom. Contact us and feel the love!
Now that your school year is in full swing, you are probably in full swing of of launching ZONES too. Right? If not - click HERE!
As you work on lesson planning for all of your ZONES and integrating your district curriculum, you may be looking for resources to help. Our Pinterest page can help! All of the amazing co-creators of ZONES math are all collaborators to these boards. These are all "pins" that we use in our classrooms and have found to be great resources as we use ZONES with our students. These will be the answers to all of your planning needs. We have used these resources and know they work!!!
Take a look at some of our boards you will get when you follow us! (keep scrolling -- I'm not done yet!)
Not only do we have a board for each zone, but we also have boards for whole group instruction, small group instruction, conferencing, all of our blog posts. It really is the compilation of our amazing ideas and resources all in one place!!!
Do you need more ideas? Let us know below in the comments or contact us directly and we can research your specific questions! We love to help!
On my personal Pinterest account I have over 4,000 pins!! I use it all of the time! (I just used it last night to find a solution to get a black Sharpie art project my 4 year old wrote on his bedroom wall! - P.S. rubbing alcohol worked much better than toothpaste) I also use it all the time for finding great ideas for teaching. It has become almost my new Google, my "go-to" for great teaching ideas.
It just seemed obvious that ZONES Math should have a presence on Pinterest. So I have created an account. When you follow ZONES Math on Pinterest, (click on the icon below!) you will get ideas about all of the areas of ZONES Math and ideas, strategies, and resources for each of the components.
That is NOT even the BEST part! I have added all of the lovely ZONES Math creators as contributors to each of the ZONES Math Pinterest boards as well. So you will get 5 amazing math educators and their tried and true innovative ideas to use when you are using this model in your classroom.
I have created a board for whole group instruction, small group instruction, conferencing, and each of the ZONES rotations. I have not added ideas for specific curriculum topics at this time as the list could get quite exhausting finding specific curriculum for grades K-6. However, in time, that may come as well. These pins will focus mainly on websites that have great resources and strategies for the ZONES framework.
We love our social media. Make sure to follow us on Pinterest and let us know if there is anything specific you would like to see more of on any of our social media accounts.
Happy "Pinning"! I am off to make this delicious new cookie recipe I found and attempt an absurd painting craft with my kiddos!!!
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