41 episodes

Good Morning, Teacher! A podcast for busy teachers who want practical solutions to those common classroom challenges -- because you can love your job and leave your work at school! Join host, Noelle Pickering as she shares tools and strategies that will help you maximize your time and effort… both in the classroom and at home. For more teaching ideas and math resources visit maneuveringthemiddle.com.

Good Morning Teacher Maneuvering the Middle

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 31 Ratings

Good Morning, Teacher! A podcast for busy teachers who want practical solutions to those common classroom challenges -- because you can love your job and leave your work at school! Join host, Noelle Pickering as she shares tools and strategies that will help you maximize your time and effort… both in the classroom and at home. For more teaching ideas and math resources visit maneuveringthemiddle.com.

    CRA Deep Dive: Why Models in Math are a Must

    CRA Deep Dive: Why Models in Math are a Must

    In today’s episode, Noelle shares what the CRA (concrete, representational, and abstract) framework is and how to use it for students to grasp difficult math concepts.  If you are looking to dive deeper into research-based instructional math strategies, then this episode will give you the start you need. Check back next week for part 2 of this series. 
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    • 14 min
    Are you asking the right questions in your classroom?

    Are you asking the right questions in your classroom?

    In today’s episode, Noelle shares strategies for facilitating and encouraging higher-level thinking from your students. This starts with the types of questions you are asking and how you are asking them. Plus, these two quick hits can be implemented today. 

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    • 17 min
    Don’t Make this Mistake When Looking at the Standards

    Don’t Make this Mistake When Looking at the Standards

    In today’s episode, Noelle discusses what unpacking math standards looks like by walking through our process at Maneuvering the Middle. She answers the question, “Why is lesson planning necessary?” Plus, a free lesson planning template for you!
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    • 18 min
    Math Manipulatives for Every Budget

    Math Manipulatives for Every Budget

    Math manipulatives can seem like extra work, but they are really the best way to introduce students to new mathematical concepts. In today’s episode, Noelle shares her favorite math manipulatives to teach concrete understanding of abstract concepts with a hands-on approach! Plus, she shares how to stretch your dollar with some budget ideas.
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    • 19 min
    Getting Started with Stations

    Getting Started with Stations

    Math Stations can solve many classroom challenges! They meet the needs of various learners, provide practice on spiraled concepts, and they put the responsibility of learning on the students. In today’s episode, Noelle discusses how to begin implementing stations by starting small and shares what best practices will keep your math stations on track.
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    Grab the listener freebie here. 
    For more ideas, visit our Maneuvering the Middle blog, join our Facebook community, and follow us @maneuveringthemiddle. 

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    • 16 min
    Should You Assign Homework?

    Should You Assign Homework?

    Should teachers assign homework? Teachers, parents, and researchers have been asking and answering this question for years. In today’s episode, Noelle dives into the academic pros and cons and social-emotional pros and cons of assigning homework to your students. If you are a teacher struggling with homework, then this episode is for you. Plus, find out the 5 questions you must ask yourself before you assign another homework assignment.
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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Grey Z. ,

I ❤️ MTM!

I am a huge Maneuvering The Middle fan! I’m thrilled that I can added a bite sized podcast to my MTM resources. I’m so encouraging!

chelsgonz ,

Relatable, Practical

This podcast is great! Noelle does such a good job of highlighting a problem that ANY teacher has likely experienced, and then outlining simple, practical solutions to help you take action. I cant wait to learn more!

tyneb ,

Hooray!

I am really enjoying this podcast! I love that the episodes are short and the tips are easy to implement. Looking forward to hearing more!

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