Anna Polsgrove is a sixth-grade teacher in Newport Beach, Ca, where she promotes collaborative learning to enforce critical thinking skills through higher order inquiry-based learning. Anna received her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of California, Irvine, and attended the University of California, Davis for her Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with a minor in Education. Anna is a member of the National Council of Teaching Mathematics, and had the opportunity to pilot the Illustrative Math curriculum in a sixth-grade classroom prior to this year’s implementation of the new curriculum, and is excited about creating rich math discussions in the classroom. Anna has a passion for teaching to create lifelong learners through compassion, technology, and a positive, open environment. She shares her enthusiasm through the Twitter community and enjoys using that platform as a professional learning environment (@Miss_Polsgrove).