I want to begin my final
*insert frown*Guided Math Book
Study post with an extremely grateful,


When I began this book study, I never imagined the
opportunities and connections that I would make along the way.  Throughout this book study, I have been
privileged to chat with many teachers about different chapters, questions, or brainstorming
solutions to classroom problems related to Guided Math.  It has been such an amazing experience.  I am also secretly hoping that you are
reading this post and feeling a little bummed that the book is complete.  Yet I also hope that you are totally pumped and
prepared to start implementing it into your classroom. 
I wish I could pick my favorite “take away” from this book
but it is nearly impossible, so I’ll just give a few really broad
statements.  I love how implementing
Guided Math allows for flexibility
and differentiation.  I love it incorporates a place for all levels
of instruction, such as whole group, small group, and individually.  I love how it
encourages students to work independently
and become responsible for their own
learning.  What more could we ask for?!?!
Lastly, what I love about this book study are the
communities of teachers who are voluntarily coming together for the sake of
bettering their mathematical instruction. 
I have had so many teachers send emails or message me saying that they
forward on my blog posts to their friends and staff members each week.  One follower said that her and her grade
level teachers meet for lunch every Thursday afternoon to discuss the chapter
of that particular week and make plans for how to implement it.  How amazing and really puts the pressure on!  Keep at it, ladies!  I’ll look forward to your messages as you sit
and talk at Panera this afternoon and I expect updates along the way! 🙂

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