About Me

My name is Mary Peterson. I have over 35 years of experience as an elementary school teacher, professional development leader and creator of practical teaching resources to help teachers create joyful and successful classrooms. I have been a national

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Latest Blog Posts
  • Oct 17,18

    Writing About Math

    Writing about math greatly enhances mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills.  When students write in math class they expand their knowledge and better understand and retain math skills. Writing in m ...

  • Sep 16,18

    How to Help Students Increase Vocabulary Knowledge

    “One of the key indicators of students’ success in school, on standardized tests, and indeed, in life, is their vocabulary.” (Marzano & Pickering, 2005). Vocabulary knowledge is crucial to ...

  • Aug 22,18

    Creating a Culture of Kindness in the Classroom

      The most important lesson I want my students to learn in my classroom is how to show kindness to each other. I would far rather my own child be the person who sits by the lonely kid in the cafeteria than ...