Author Archives: CathyJeremko

About CathyJeremko

I am a New York State Master Teacher and educator with 15+ years of teaching Mathematics. I have a special interest in technology in education. I am searching for the answers to the future of education, with the understanding that the manner of educating people is exponentially changing. A prospect is associated with the words anticipation, expectation, and looking forward. I am a prospector searching and exploring for the natural resources of people and ideas to improve life through education.

SOCIAL MEDIA – Professional Development and Classroom Tools

I am giving a presentation on Monday,November 10, 2014 at the Association of Math Teachers of New York State. The annual statewide conference is being held in Syracuse, New York, this year. Attached are links to my presentation and handout. The … Continue reading

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Day One – Attitude of Gratitude!

What are the best aspects of being a teacher? #reflectiveteacher@teachthought It is fitting to be challenged this month to find an attitude of gratitude for teaching.  As we are all aware, the teaching profession is being attacked from all sides, … Continue reading

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And the Grammy Winner is…..

Ruben and the 7B swag team!  Probability!!  It all started actually a couple of years ago, 3 to be exact, when some of my students made an instructional video complete with original song parody “It’s raining numbers”.  This school year, 2013-2014, … Continue reading

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Are Barbie’s Legs too long? Understanding Scale Factor

We have been deep into a unit on ratio, rate and proportions. The students have been studying proportions in tables, graphs and equations. One specific application of unit rates is scale factor. I spent a day in class introducing the … Continue reading

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Day 6 of the Blogging Challenge – What does a good Mentor do?

Day 6 of the Blogging Challenge – What does a Good Mentor Do? Well, technically, today is day 9, so I am a few days behind!  I chose to blog about mentoring, day 6 challenge, and then hopefully get back … Continue reading

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Day 4 of the Blogging Challenge! Top ten things I love most about Teaching!

“Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one … Continue reading

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Day 3 of Blogging Challenge!

Day 3        Discuss one “observation” area that you would like to improve on for your teacher evaluation. For the @TeachThought 30 day blogging challenge, (, I am asked to respond to the question above. For me, the area … Continue reading

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