As a young student I struggled greatly with mathematics. As I completed my college course work I began a private company helping parents at home with their child's homework. As I taught more and more I realized that there were some easier methods and phrases that could be used to help the struggling math student. The books and posters that I create come from the experiences that I have had making struggling math students become much more successful.
I choose to be very direct with instruction. I choose my words carefully and I make my students follow my step-by-step procedures methodically. Every lesson I teach begins with modeling and I gradually let the students take full control of their problem solving as I monitor their progress. In addition, every math lesson I teach ends with several word problems - I call this this the application phase of the lesson.
Several nominations for Math Teacher of the Year Highly Effective Teacher Countless referrals for my company's services
BS, BA, Masters in Education, Masters in Educational Leadership, EdD Educational Leadership
With over twenty years in education, and as an author, I have come to know and understand the nuances in which teachers struggle. I offer advice, resources, and a discussion board on my website Drjoemancini.com. I answer all questions personally and am open to further discussion on an individual basis. Please do not hesitate to contact me at Dr.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns.