A Blog Post for McGraw Hill

This piece was originally published on June 9, 2021. (Though I wrote it much earlier!)


A Blog Post for McGraw Hill

When we provide students with opportunities to explore their outside environment in concert with their inner world, they are able to discover new life skills and hone existing ones in a context with fewer distractions and barriers.

This piece was originally published on April 21, 2021.


A Blog Post for McGraw Hill

Each school, no matter how much concrete and asphalt surrounds it, has some patch of outdoor space that could be utilized by a creative, adventurous teacher.

This piece was originally published on November 19, 2019.


A Blog Post for McGraw-Hill

This piece was originally published on April 15, 2020.


A Blog Post for McGraw-Hill

This piece was originally published on August 17, 2020.


A Blog Post for McGraw-Hill

This piece was originally published on November 30, 2020.


Some diagrams, a table, and a graph used to explore a math problem
Some diagrams, a table, and a graph used to explore a math problem
We’re playing with math problems in addition to talking about math

Note: I’m participating in the 2020–21 Math Equity Project, and one of our first tasks was to introduce ourselves with a “Storientation” giving the rest of the cohort and idea of who we are as a person, teacher, and mathematician. This is mine. (For more on the importance of storytelling in classroom culture, see this Edutopia post.)

Hi! I’m Skylar L. Primm, and though I’ve lived in Madison, Wisconsin since 2003, a bit of my heart will always be in my hometown of New Orleans, where I was born, grew up, and attended college. I was the only child in…


Shapshots from the end of a school year that just… faded away

A laptop computer and various desk accessories laid out on a dining room table in front of a window
A laptop computer and various desk accessories laid out on a dining room table in front of a window
The view from “High Marq South,” aka my remote teaching workspace at the kitchen table

I began writing this piece in early June, when I had already met with about a third of my students for their final one-on-one meetings, in which we reflect on the year that was and talk about what they might do next. I’ve been doing this for 9 years now; it’s old hat. And yet, I kept feeling like I wasn’t doing my students justice this semester when our meetings were virtual and our connections were digital. …

Skylar L. Primm (he/him)

Cultivating students’ power, nurturing students’ joy, celebrating students’ humanity. 🧡🌱 skylarprimm.com highmarq.org

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