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How To Make A Personalized Math Notebook Cover: Get To Know Me In Numbers

As a former middle school math teacher, I understand the importance of building a positive classroom culture. Fostering a positive culture starts with getting to know students, students knowing each other and investing students in learning. Building relationships and investing students in learning should begin the first day of the school year. When teaching high stakes subjects, it’s normal to feel the urge to dive right into content and weave in a few general getting to know you activities. Sometimes the pressure of ensuring that students pass the end of grade assessment causes teachers to place less emphasis on building relationships and investing students in learning from day one. Time often seems to be limited considering teachers have a pacing guide to follow. 

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