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17 08, 2020

Teaching Kids to Speak Like Mathematicians

2020-09-08T19:42:51+00:00

In this article, you will learn:

  • Language plays a critical role in learning mathematics.
  • Students are expected to use specialized vocabulary in mathematics.
  • The teacher’s role is to show students how to articulate their thinking using specialized vocabulary in mathematics.
  • Direct teaching of this specialized vocabulary and the use of sentence frames facilitate this process.
Teaching Kids to Speak Like Mathematicians2020-09-08T19:42:51+00:00
10 08, 2020

Teaching Kids to Think Like Mathematicians

2020-09-01T20:53:09+00:00

In this article, you will learn:

  • Providing students with questions to foster metacognition helps them expand their thinking, develop metacognitive skills, and become more aware of their own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ownership statements help the student articulate their thinking—their metacognition—out loud. Over time students should be able to use these statements to clarify their conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and problem-solving skills.
  • The Questions to Foster Metacognition can be thought of as “what teachers should be saying”—or, more accurately, ideas teachers can use to support students’ metacognition in grade appropriate ways. These questions should be modeled by the teacher and then gradually handed over to the students themselves.
Teaching Kids to Think Like Mathematicians2020-09-01T20:53:09+00:00
3 08, 2020

The Mathematical Practices Are the Metacognition Our Kids Need

2020-08-26T00:52:55+00:00

In this article, you will learn:

  • Metacognition in the math classroom is essential for increasing student achievement in mathematics.
  • Fostering metacognition requires a balance of explicit instruction, teacher modeling, student-centered exploration, and responsive coaching that helps students first learn the kinds of questions and thought processes they can apply, and then grow to use them on their own.
  • Mathematics instruction must simultaneously develop conceptual understanding, computational fluency, and problem-solving skills and teaching the Standards for Mathematical Practice can support this development.
The Mathematical Practices Are the Metacognition Our Kids Need2020-08-26T00:52:55+00:00
16 07, 2020

The Evolving Role of Educators – A Shift in Educational Leadership

2020-08-17T23:29:18+00:00

In this article, you will learn...

  • The demands of the 21st century marketplace necessitates transforming schools, and teacher leadership is an essential component for meeting the current needs of students and the future needs of the global community.
  • The development of the skills students and educators need is a big project which requires a team of stakeholders who can support one another in their learning.
  • Educators need professional learning opportunities to build leadership skills, to practice what they have learned, and to collaborate and learn from each other.
The Evolving Role of Educators – A Shift in Educational Leadership2020-08-17T23:29:18+00:00