Thursday, August 31, 2017


Have you read Tracy Zager's book Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had?
If not you definitely should.  After reading it this summer I created these posters for my room.  It is the key points from each chapter written in student friendly language.  My plan at this point is to hang them up.  That's really all I have at this point.  It's good to keep the bar low so I can actually follow through with this goal. 😜  I hope to refer to them throughout the year as it fits with conversations we have in class.  I will continually add to this blog as I do so that I can reflect on how to use these posters effectively in the future.  If you use them I would love to hear about it in the comment section.

UPDATE: I asked the students a few questions about what was on the posters.  I wrote about it here

If you are interested in my other  Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had blog posts you can find a complete list here.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing. I feel that these posters say true things about learning science concepts too -and perhaps learning in general. With your permission I'd like to explore reframing them for my context.

    1. Sally, I completely agree that these are really the traits of lifelong learners in any subject area. Please feel free to use them and modify them in anyway.

  2. I am printing them right now. I will be posting them today. We wrote out our class norms yesterday and I want to see if they will choose to revise them.

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