BiographyAn educator since 1979, Tammy L. Jones has worked with students from first grade through college. Currently, Tammy is consulting with individual school districts in training teachers on strategies for making content accessible to all learners. Writing integrations as well as literacy connections are foundational in everything Tammy does. Tammy also works with mathematics teachers on effective techniques for being successful in the mathematics classroom. As a classroom teacher Tammy’s goal was that all students understand and appreciate the content they were studying; that they could read it, write it, explore it, and communicate it with confidence; and that they would be able to use mathematics as they need to in their lives. She believes that problem solving, followed by a well-reasoned presentation of results, is central to the process of learning mathematics, and that this learning happens most effectively in a cooperative, student-centered classroom. Tammy believes that mathematics is experiential and in her current consulting work creates and shares mathematical experiences.
A lifelong learner, Tammy is an active member in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as well as a T3 Instructor for Texas Instruments. Tammy is co-author on two series: Strategies for Common Core Standards for Mathematics: Implementing the Standards for Mathematical Practice (Grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) (from Eye On Education/Routledge-Taylor & Francis Group) with Leslie A. Texas, and Strategic Journeys for Building Logical Reasoning: Activities across the Disciplines (Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Making rigorous content accessible to all learners, implementation of standards, integrations of writing and literacy K-16.
Reading, Playing piano, Collecting antique clothing buttons, and being a grandmother.