The power to create curiosity in ourselves by using the ANIE/SNAP framework to guide teaching practice once again proves so important. If we want to teach students to have a deeper understanding of math, then we (teachers) need to have a deep understanding first. After all, if we do not have the concept down, how […]

Math – Connected to Real Life Recently, I had yet another example of the power of realizing the connection of math to our everyday life – and the importance of this realization in the realm of the classroom…and beyond. I was meeting with a fellow educator about our district’s new math assessment – The SNAP […]

The focus of this blog post is to highlight some of the great work done by a teacher in the Fraser Valley who is using The ANIE. Andy Fast teaches grade 4 at Vedder Elementary School alongside his friend and colleague Paul Wojcik (who has had much press about his math success using The ANIE – see […]

One of my favorite parts of the P.L.A.N. (Bird, Savage 2015) is the concept of “Shatterpoint”.  A few years back I was reading a novel by Mathew Stover who wrote about a gem stone that was virtually indestructible — no matter how hard it was struck nothing would happen to it.  Yet, a tiny tap […]

Thinking in the New BC Curriculum. I am very pleased about the renewed emphasis on thinking in the new BC curriculum. This focus will provide opportunity for teachers from diverse content areas to find common ground. Recently, in our school district we have been working on how the curricular competences fit with thinking. To begin […]