Commitments Need Support (Are you getting yours?)

By Rob Lukasiak, NHTM President The leaves have fallen, summer is long gone, and hopefully, we have made a successful transition back to the routines (and chaos!) of the new school year.  The past few months have been very busy and exciting for me which also included the marriage of my daughter.  As a result, …

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Got Problems? (I sure hope so!)

When asked what we want students to know and be able to do, most teachers will often say they want their students to become good problem solvers and critical thinkers. But sometimes I wonder if our actions and assessment methods are in line with that wish. I know that many teachers feel lots of pressure …

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Kaplinsky and Beyond!

By Rob Lukasiak, NHTM President I am a big fan of Robert Kaplinsky. Some of you may know him from his excellent “open middle” problems. If not, then you should check out http://www.openmiddle.com/. Or, you might be familiar with his connection to the “Observe Me” movement. Learn more at https://robertkaplinsky.com/observeme/. The basic idea behind “Observe …

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President’s Message- Are We Keeping Up?

By Rob Lukasiak I can’t say that I travel very much, although over the past few weeks I have made trips to Nashville and Pittsburgh – both work-related.  The Nashville trip was to attend and co-present at the 2018 iNACOL Symposium.  This was my first time at an iNACOL event and honestly, I thought it …

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President’s Message– On a Mission

By Rob Lukasiak I am humbled and excited to be writing my first message as NHTM president.  To help guide me in my new role, I have been focusing on NHTM’s mission statement.  In fact, I shared this focus with my fellow board members at our summer retreat where I asked them to reflect on the …

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