Welcome to The Mind of an April Fool.


I am Kristen- a teacher, math coach, and yes…an April Fool!  I take pride in being an April Fool.  If you met me, you would see that my birthday totally fits my personality.     As for my mind…let’s just say it’s a carnival.  As I tell my teachers, “there’s a lot going on up there.”  Hence the title.

I’ve started this endeavor of my first blog with so much enthusiasm.  I have so many ideas to share.   The main reason is that I am now an elementary math coach.   After 17 years as a middle school math teacher, I’m branching out.

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Six months into the coaching job, I found that I have all kinds of observations, stories, successes, and concerns.  However, I didn’t have an outlet.  A colleague/mentor/friend of mine suggested (bluntly asked) “So, Kristen, when are you going to start a blog?”   I had no idea that I was blog-worthy.

So … here we go.  We are going to do this.  I’m hoping to fill my pages with stories from inside the classroom, questions about teaching/mentoring/coaching, but also maintain my sense of humor with all the funny math that is seen around the world.   I’m eager to join the Math Twitter BlogoSphere (#MTBoS).  Check out my RECENT POSTS and feel free to email me your thoughts.  Let’s have a conversation.

Feel free to email me at aprilf4175@gmail.com  or follow me on Twitter @aprilf4175.




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  3. Thanks for coming in my classroom and making me and my students think differently!

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