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Three mornings a week, we meet before breakfast for an early-morning run. We spend most of our time planning and reflecting on what's happening in our classrooms. This has become our favorite professional development, so we figured, why not share these moments with you. Tracy is a 4th grade math and science teacher, and Ruth is a 6th grade math teacher.

Math Before Breakfast Tracy Proffitt, Ruth Erquiaga

    • Education
    • 5.0, 21 Ratings

Three mornings a week, we meet before breakfast for an early-morning run. We spend most of our time planning and reflecting on what's happening in our classrooms. This has become our favorite professional development, so we figured, why not share these moments with you. Tracy is a 4th grade math and science teacher, and Ruth is a 6th grade math teacher.

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Acope28364956jdhf ,

Inspiring and relatable!

I have always enjoyed teaching reading (more than math) because I felt like I wasn’t great at teaching math. After listening and following your podcast, I’ve realized I need to change my mindset about math. There are so many awesome take aways that I plan to start using immediately in my classroom. I really appreciate the emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving! I look forward to this podcast each week.

Beginner400 ,

Practical and So Enjoyable to Listen To :)

Tracy and Ruth are entertaining, inspiring, funny, and oh so real! Listening to them talk about their experiences in their classrooms - the good, the bad, and the baffling- provides teachers with real ideas of rich, student-centered tasks and lessons to try in their classrooms. Tracy teaches advanced fourth grade and Ruth teaches 6th so the episodes during the school year are great for math teachers of K-8 but specifically applicable to teachers of grades 4-7. I'm really enjoying the summer episodes in which each week they review a book pertinent to all those in math education. Jay is there to make sure Ruth and Tracy explain the terms they throw around for all those not familiar with the trending terms in math education today. Looking forward to future episodes from Ruth, Tracy,and Jay.

Smile02me ,

My very own PLC on a podcast!

I love listening to these two ladies. One is s fourth-grade Math teacher & the other a sixth-grade Math teacher. I was captivated from my first episode as they are very open about how they decided to shift their teaching style towards student discovery of the concepts over teacher taught.

Listening to how they start with a goal and hash out the specifics to create a student centered learning experience makes me feel like I’m in my PLC and discussing it right there with them. I often hear one ask the very question I was thinking! As a sixth-grade teacher I enjoy hearing how the the lower levels teach what I’m building on. I get ideas I can use with my struggling students.

And then there are the show notes...Oh my the show notes! They do a superb job of have a link to EVERY resource they talk about in an easy to find place. A teacher’s dream.

Thank you for sharing your process & ideas. I can’t wait to go back through your episodes this summer to gather ideas for next year.

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