Welcome to this year's Book Study

23 Oct 2014 5:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hello and welcome! Please take this opportunity to check out the forum and introduce yourself to the group. What do you hope to learn? What do you hope to contribute?

I'll start. My name is Pam Rawson and I teach at Baxter Academy in Portland. I'm really hoping to be able to participate in the book study this year. I'm really looking forward to reading the book and thinking deeply about my classroom practice. I hope that I can offer intelligent contributions to the group and keep up with the work.

Each new prompt will have two options, A and B. Take your pick for which prompt you'd like to respond to, or respond to both. And each other.


  • 25 Oct 2014 8:57 PM | Anonymous member
    Hi all, I am Nancy a k-6 math coach in the Lewiston School system. I am excited about participating in this book study because I am hoping to hear how others are putting the math practices and standards into effect in their classrooms. Additionally, I am hoping to learn about strategies for supporting classroom teachers as they continue to make these transitions in their own classrooms. As far as what I might contribute, well, I hope it is some of the same as what I hope to learn.
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  • 29 Oct 2014 6:00 AM | Anonymous member
    Hi All! My name is Michele Mailhot, I am the mathematics specialists for Maine DOE. I hope to learn more about the current research that supports best practices for mathematics instruction and how to best support the implementation of these practices! I look forward to the online conversations we will have and learning more about how I can best support you in your work with students and one another!
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  • 02 Nov 2014 3:27 PM | Anonymous member
    My name is Cecile Carlton, I am part of the New Hampshire connection and look forward to continuing this discussion (especially excited about the research backing effective teaching practices!). I have worked with elementary teachers and with pre-service teachers in introducing various ways to think about mathematics. I am also a grandmother who takes an active interest in my granddaughters' learning and understanding of mathematics - and highly endorse developing number sense and flexibility in the ways they think about numbers. Hope my contributions are food for thought and I look forward to engaging with teachers who are active in the field.
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  • 03 Nov 2014 8:54 PM | Deleted user
    Hello, my name is Ann Cannizzaro. I am in a new school this year teaching in a new grade. I have 11 grade two students, and we are studying at Beatrice Rafferty School, a Reservation school, located in Perry, ME. I hope my participation in this group study project will keep me connected to improving my practice to better engage students so they might experience greater success with mathematics.
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  • 04 Nov 2014 9:21 AM | Deleted user
    My name is Angie Lally, I am the math coach for the Westbrook Schools for grades 5-12. This position is new for me. I look forward to learning about best practices for mathematics instruction. I want to be able to share what I learn with the teachers in my district.
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  • 05 Nov 2014 9:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hi everyone. My name is Jenny Jorgensen and I'm a Math Lead Teacher at Frank H. Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth. I'm very much looking forward to this book group. I'm hoping it will cause me to reread the book and learn more about the CCSS and how I can apply what I learn to my book group with the book at our middle school. I hope to contribute on a regular basis and look forward to reading others' contributions.
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  • 08 Nov 2014 8:32 AM | Anonymous member
    I'm Pearl Butler and this is my second year teaching 5-8 math at Stratton School, a small K-8 school in the western mountains of Maine. I have 33 years of teaching experience. After 19 years of teaching middle school ELA, I decided to switch to mathematics. I have the teaching credentials, and I taught 6th grade math for approximately 10 years; however, I feel very new to the field.
    I am looking forward to this book study as a way to improve my teaching practice and connect with other professionals. It's easy to become isolated in such a small setting since we are not part of a larger school district. I was late signing up, but hope to catch up!
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  • 09 Nov 2014 7:53 PM | Deleted user
    I am looking forward to learning more about implementing the Math Practices in my classroom, actually I feel as though I my classroom environment reflects the math practices, however we don't actually do it consciously. Hopefully this book study will assist me in my journey.
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  • 10 Nov 2014 10:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Hi ~ My name is Hattie Pellegrino, math educator at Massabesic High School. I am participating in this book study to expand my knowledge and use of the mathematics practices within my classroom. I am looking forward to great conversations and learning for each other.
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  • 11 Nov 2014 3:34 PM | Deleted user
    My name is Chris Orcutt. I am a 7th and 8th grade math teacher and coach at Beatrice Rafferty in Perry. I am new to teaching and I hope this book study continues to educate me as to the best teaching practices for math.
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