For some, education is a profession, but for most teachers it is a calling. As a child, Kathy Robinson consistently desired to be only two things when she grew up – somebody’s mother and everybody’s teacher.
As a classroom instructor, Title 1 teacher, gifted and talented director, technology coordinator and the various other positions Kathy held; she personally saw the power technology has to change lives of the learners in our care. She also learned how to compensate for the limitations within technology by tapping into the only constant educational resource, the classroom teacher!
After being identified as academically at-risk two years in a row, both elementary schools in the district where Kathy taught won Title I Excellency awards the year they implemented a strategy for computational fluency. The award was the direct result of correcting the absence of computational fluency within the student body.
With the support of classroom teachers and intentional, targeted instruction of math facts plus individualized lab practice, success was measurably significant and test scores proved it.Increasing computational fluency prepped students to embrace flexible thinking in mathematics.
After teaching nine years in the public school system, Kathy Robinson decided to offer her proven methods to other schools. Schoolware, Inc. was founded eighteen years ago. Over the years, Kathy has won several awards and has even served at a round table with (now former) President George W. Bush. Her latest award was the Dr. Fern Green-Bowling Diamond Award which she received at REI’s 2018 Dream BIG Oklahoma event.
“Without all the facts, mathematics is an unsolved riddle.”