Math Instruction in Times of Crisis

Nowadays, teachers have had to make major changes in our instruction. My colleague Larisa Bukalov and I just wrote an article that summarizes several of the strategies that we’ve found to be successful (and some that are not!), including four core principles of math instruction (such as students need to feel safe before they can learn and all students deserve access to rigorous math), suggestions for assessment and grading, and ideas for caring for ourselves and for others.

The articles are now available on Larry Ferlazzo’s Classrom Q&A blog, published on the Education Week website at and  We elaborate on many of these ideas in our new book The Math Teacher’s Toolbox, which was just released by Jossey-Bass. You can see excerpts from the book on both the Amazon ( and the Wiley Publishing ( websites.

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