I enjoy learning new things and am energized by jumping in and trying to see how these things can be applied in my own teaching. As a literacy coach in my district, I share information with other teachers. As a rule, I try out the things first so that I can experience for myself what it is like to do the things I present.
Helping students understand mathematical processes better by integrating comprehension strategies is one of our building goals. I “stumbled” upon the book “Comprehending Math” by Arthur Hyde when I was searching for comprehension strategy related books in math late one night on my beloved Kindle. The result is a two part series to help teachers (including myself) begin to recognize what the comprehension strategies look like in math.
I prepared the following handout on smore.com to correspond with the slideshare presentation (above).