I wish I had a time machine. I would go back and change some of my routines I did in my classroom. Without a doubt, I would modify the way I taught and assessed math fluency. I was an advocate of timed tests and rote learning of math facts. I sat in parent conferences and defended my stance on the importance of timed fluency tests. Through professional development and trial and error, I modified…

During the 2016-17 school year, I seriously considered not coming back after winter break. However, I knew they wouldn’t be able to replace me (my school already had unfilled special education positions), so I decided to do whatever I needed to in order to make it through the year. Having come out on the other side…