Testimonials

We love working with teachers to:

Transform how you envision your instruction.


I used to think math was solely based on numbers. Now, I think it involves more reflection and processes.
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015
Before this workshop, I thought math was boring and methodical. Now, I think it can be fun and more interactive!
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015
I believed higher level thinking was just for general education students. But, now I know, with different strategies even struggling students can complete high level thinking tasks.
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015
I used to use drills because I thought they had some value in helping kids memorize basic facts. But I realize now games and goal setting need to replace drills. Thank you!
Teacher at The Mathematics Diet, November 2014
I used to think I needed to have my students memorize math facts. Now I think its more important that they understand the relationships between numbers first.
Teacher at Using Literacy Strategies to Gain Deep Mathematical Understanding, October 2014.
My math instruction seemed structured and efficient, but after this workshop, I think that it is restrictive. I need to be more flexible and integrate more games into my instruction.
Teacher at Using Literacy Strategies to Gain Deep Mathematical Understanding, October 2014

Experience and implement effective instructional practices.


I just wanted to tell you that we worked on subitizing. We are doing all of the activities we did with you next week as well. The kids LOVE it and they are starting to grasp the concept.. even after 2 days! Thank you again for all of your help this year. I told my principal that your professional development is by far the most beneficial that I have ever been to. It is so relevant, simple, and it WORKS! So I also wanted to say thank you as well, you are AMAZING!
Teacher from Louisa County Public Schools
I used to have my students complete practice problems each night for homework to help anchor math concepts. Now I will use games as a very effective way to practice at home.
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015
I used to think my young students couldn’t handle more rigorous problems but now I know they can.
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015
I only had one good way to help with word problems – visualizing. From this workshop, I learned visualizing is used in a variety of ways – subitizing, anchor charts, and conceptual understanding.
Teacher at Using Literacy Strategies to Gain Deep Mathematical Understanding, October 2014
Using a personal word wall for math vocabulary is helpful for students to have multiple opportunities with tier 2 and tier 3 words.
Teacher at Using Literacy Strategies to Gain Deep Mathematical Understanding, October 2014
I believed asking peers to converse wasn’t always on task and effective. Now I know engaging each child to share their thoughts helps them to be personally accountable.
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015

Make meaningful connections across the curriculum.


I think strategies such as quick images and anchor charts would work very well in music too!
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015
I’m always appreciative of events like this that offer ways to incorporate speech and language wrapped up in literacy and numeracy tasks. This event helps me to do that and to feel more like a school team member.
Teacher at Integrating Math and Literacy in the PreK Classroom, February 2015
I used to think reading and writing were only for Language Arts. Now I think they are an important and essential part of math instruction.
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015
Read alouds are excellent for bringing literature into math!
Teacher at Using Literacy Strategies to Gain Deep Mathematical Understanding, October 2014
I’ve never thought about how literacy strategies can be applied to math understanding. Now it seems logical. But it’s a new connection for me.
Teacher at Using Literacy Strategies to Gain Deep Mathematical Understanding, October 2014
I learned that balanced math instruction is similar to balanced reading instruction with some of the same strategies.
Teacher at The Mathematics Diet, November 2014

Provide practical ideas for immediate implementation.


This was the BEST training I’ve been a part of.
Teacher at Integrating Math and Literacy in the PreK Classroom
I love how you all have broken everything down for us to understand.
Teacher at The Mathematics Diet, November 2014
I thought I’d email you directly and just let you know how helpful your PD session was during pre-week. Thanks for making it very practical and engaging!
Teacher at The Math Diet for Grade 4, August 2015
I learned that counting tasks and concepts are important to fractions and decimals too. Counting and subitizing activities are critical to all grades. Now I can apply counting activities to improve my students’ multiplication, fraction, and division skills.
Teacher at The Mathematics Diet, November 2014
Wonderful and practical ideas that can be implemented in my classroom!
Teacher at The Mathematics Diet, November 2014
I believed asking peers to converse wasn’t always on task and effective. Now I know engaging each child to share their thoughts helps them to be personally accountable.
Teacher at Implementing the Mathematics Diet Workshop, August 2015