10 08, 2020

Teaching Kids to Think Like Mathematicians


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
6 04, 2020

How to Shift Students from Managed to the Managers


In this article, you will learn...

  • We as teachers need to change the traditional approach to classroom management to one that focuses less on the teacher’s rules and more on student’s role in the class.
  • It is critical for students to understand that, first and foremost, their role is to actively pursue their own learning while respectfully, cooperatively, and collaboratively helping others actively pursue theirs.
  • Three strategic learning practices can greatly help students achieve ownership of the academic climate and thereby elevate their academic achievement.
How to Shift Students from Managed to the Managers2020-08-26T00:55:42+00:00
17 02, 2020

Three Ways Students Interpret Their Role


In this article, you will learn...

  • Students pick up on cues from the teacher, other students, their parents, and even society that they use to interpret their role in the classroom.
  • Some students think their role is to “do” school. Other students begin to “understand” school. And, a few realize that their role is to “own” their learning.
  • Students who are supported to take full ownership of their learning will, in tandem, build intrinsic motivation.
Three Ways Students Interpret Their Role2021-04-21T21:56:57+00:00