How rich math tasks help to build community and culture, provide rich assessment data, and support your students in seeing themselves as mathematicians.
Let’s think about our typical planning process for our mathematics lessons. We may: 1) find a task aligned to a standard, 2) make
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“We have to think beyond learning loss. We have to also ask ourselves, ‘What was gained? What did we learn?’ We need to quickly shore up areas where support is needed and to keep moving forward. We can’t remediate
Education is on the fast track for significant changes! Between schools re-opening for in-person learning and the funds being released through the American Rescue Act, changes are being planned and implemented at lightning speed.
The huge influx of money, a significant gift to our children and to schools,
Summer is here and you have earned a break! We can all agree that teachers and school administrators have been working 24/7 this year and are exhausted from planning, online teaching, modifying lessons, writing, meeting virtually, and teaching in socially distanced classrooms. ENOUGH is enough!
Time devoted to working one-on-one with a learner or with a small group of learners is valuable, particularly in today’s schools and classrooms. However, we often use this support and time to accomplish “housekeeping tasks” or get a head start on homework. The resources and time allocated to provide tutoring has presented us with the
The effect size for success criteria in John Hattie’s 250+ influences on learning is now 0.88, after the latest meta-analysis was added to the data. With 0.4 being the mean, it looks as if success criteria are rather important….
First, imagine you are given a task which you know will
As social distancing guidelines are relaxed and/or removed in school settings, we hear a lot of buzz about “getting back to normal” and “making up for lost time”. Through all the difficulties of distance learning, there have been some bright spots. Teachers and students were
Airport book stands and Amazon recommendations are full of business books about the wisdom of the crowd, how to get teams operating successfully, and the importance of leading the “collective” in organizations. The evidence for these claims, however, is not easy to find. The wisdom of the crowd is often the wisdom of the group leader. The essence of
"Great teachers engineer learning experiences that put students in the driver's seat. Then, they get out of the way." - Ben Johnson
To tap into the full intellectual potential of every learner and prepare them for the post-pandemic world, educators must help learners develop the essential
As educators, we agree our post-pandemic goal shouldn’t be to go back to the way things were. It’s a time for a creative reimagination. How can we right some of the pre-existing wrongs and help our systems, structures, and mathematics instruction rebound in ways that