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### Set Up Guided Math Groups With 3 Insider Tips

No matter how many years you’ve been teaching, setting up your guided math groups can be quite the puzzle! Lucky for you, this is my favorite type of puzzle! If you’re stressing about setting up guided math groups in your classroom, you’ll definitely want to catch these three tips! Setting

### Guided Math Schedule: How To Organize Time & Small Group Rotations

Let’s talk about making a schedule for guided math small groups and rotations. If trying to figure out how to fit everything in is a struggle for you, you’re not alone! It’s important to remember that teaching math in small groups is one of the most effective ways to differentiate instruction.

Launching guided math is no easy feat! It can be extremely overwhelming and difficult to keep track of everything for guided math, so I’m here to help you get started with a few free guided math resources! Free Guided Math Lesson Plans Not sure how to even introduce guided math

### How to Write Sub Plans for Guided Math

Imagine this: You wake up sick (or your child wakes up sick) at 4:00 am and you realize… there’s no way you’re going to make it to school in the morning. Time to make sub plans. Now, would you believe me if I told you that it’s actually possible to

### 3 Tips to Refresh Your Guided Math Small Groups

When your students get back from a break or struggle with the monotony of your typical small group guided math routine, it might be time to refresh and start over! This is the perfect time to switch things up, review expectations, and get back into guided math small groups with

### Guided Math Classroom Management Strategies

Welcome to the final post in my three-part series all about starting guided math! Today we’re diving into classroom management strategies and tips for when you’re finally diving into a typical day of guided math. In today’s part three post, I’m sharing all about how to release control once you’re

### The First Month of Guided Math

Welcome to part two in my three-part series all about starting guided math! If you’re trying to figure out how to get started, I’m here to give you practical tips and lesson ideas! In part one, I shared a daily breakdown of what your first week of guided math could

### How to Start Guided Math: The First Week

Whether you’re diving into guided math during back-to-school time or starting mid-year, figuring out how to start guided math during the first week is crucial to being successful. Oftentimes it can be difficult to know where to begin and what to teach, I’ve put together a three-part series all about

### The Easiest Way to Make Weekly Guided Math Lesson Plans

Getting your guided math lesson plans together each week doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how I plan an entire week of math instruction. For my classroom, there are three big things I spend my time thinking through and planning: Small group lessons Independent practice activities Math centers Guided Math

### Small Group Instruction in Math: 3 Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

Do you want to utilize small group instruction in math but feel unsure if it’s the best fit for your classroom? There are many ideas and opinions surrounding small group instruction, so let’s talk about 3 common myths teachers have. Small Group Instruction in Math Myth #1: It’s All Busy

### Guided Math Workshop: How to Plan Teacher Tips

Being a K-2 teacher, it can be hard to know where exactly to start when it comes to planning a guided math workshop. That’s why I want to show you exactly how I plan for an entire month of guided math workshop.  Planning Guided Math Workshop Will Set You Up