In order to better differentiate in our math classrooms, we recently shifted our math model from a "pull-out" model, where students were pulled out into above and below level groups, to a "push-in" model, where a third teacher joins the classroom and the teachers teach in small groups.
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Elana Willig is the Math Coordinator and a math teacher in Magen David Yeshivah. She has been teaching children in grades 2-8 for the past 11 years. She has a Master's degree in Math Leadership from Bank Street College and strives to support her students in building a conceptual understanding of mathematics. Elana loves challenges, puzzles, and games and engaging in thoughtful learning experiences with children. Elana lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and five children.
Yvonne Ostrov is a Math Specialist in Magen David Yeshivah. She has taught grades 1-4 for the past 10 years. Yvonne taught the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade above level math groups and currently teaches 4th grade math. She coaches teachers in improving instructional practices. She holds a Master's degree in Math Leadership from Bank Street college. She is passionate about making math meaningful and fun for her students. Yvonne lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and her son, Sam.