Here are 5 ways to get help with the procedures for successful Rocket Math implementation.
1.) Use the ***NEW*** search function. At the upper left of the blue navigation bar is an icon of a magnifying glass. Click on that and a search bar opens in the middle of the page. Click within the search bar and you can type in whatever you are looking for. It will bring up blogs, parts of the directions, basically anything I’ve written on the subject–which is a lot. You can get pretty specific very fast, so try this first. I’m very excited to have added this feature this week, which is why it is top of my list!
2) FAQs. Look at the Rocket Math FAQs page. Click on the linked words to the left, or navigate to it. The FAQs page is the third item under ABOUT in navigation. The FAQs page displays all of the questions from the teacher directions, and my answers, so you can scroll down to the topic you need quickly. However, all the FAQs will show up in the search function as well.
2.5) The FAQs are also available in the Rocket Math filing cabinet. They are in the top drawer, the “Forms and Information” drawer of the filing cabinet. There are titles of the FAQs so you can open and print any one you wish. Good for sharing with other staff.
3) Rocket Math YouTube channel. You can go to the Rocket Math YouTube channel. Click on the linked words to the left, or search for Rocket Math in You Tube. If you scroll down the page you can click on “View Full Playlist” and then you’ll be able to see all the topics that are available. Right now there are 37 videos, but that could change if we add some more.
4) DVD training. Order the Workshop Training DVD (#2004) for $29 This is the whole training from Dr. Don filmed and broken into chapters. It is over 3 hours and gives a lot of rationale for the procedures we recommend. Very helpful if Rocket Math is new for your staff. Really important to do things as recommended. Having coached this in many schools for many years, I can promise you it will go better if you follow the directions!
5) Contact Dr. Don. Really. You can call me (800) 488-4854 during west coast school hours and I’ll probably be able to answer the phone directly. It’s a joy for me to talk about implementing Rocket Math with teachers, so don’t be shy. But if you don’t reach me, please send an email to [email protected] rather than leave your phone number because during the school day teachers are very hard to reach. I’d rather just write an answer in an email so we don’t miss each other. And if it is a new question I’ll probably turn my answer into a blog that can be found through the search function.