Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Math Teachers Lead Change

Calling All Math Teachers/ Calling for Change
Do you teach math?  Is your teaching of math much like the
instruction you had as a student? (i.e: master the facts, speed
is the goal, learn this process, follow the book’s method,
work quietly/don’t disturb others, etc., etc.).

Do you believe some people have a “math brain” and
others don’t?

Why are US students still scoring well below other
countries in mathematics?  
Are any of your students saying, “I just don’t get it!”  
Well, this video may help you to sort out how to make
sense of the Common Core Mathematical Practices.  

As Grace Kelemanik says, “There are so many of them,
and so little time.”[1] See video below...

The chart below is a representation of Ms. Kelemanik’s groupings of the CC Math Practices.

Grace Kelemanik has more than 30 years of mathematics education experience. A frequent presenter at national
conferences, her work focuses on urban education, special populations, and teacher training. Most recently, Grace
is the coauthor of Routines for Reasoning: Fostering the Mathematical Practices in All Students. She is also coauthor
of The Fostering Geometric Thinking Toolkit. (Heinemann)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Welcome to the new WRVSU Curriculum Toolbox!

This location is intended to be a place where we can post ideas, resources, videos, and other forms of teaching tools and references that can be used at a time when you can focus on the information you want or need. It is very possible that what you want is not here yet, but you can ask for specific information, share information that you have either created or found, or look for helpful ideas and suggestions. 

Please sign on, and help to develop this resource library to be used by teachers and families. It's a work in progress, much like educating a child, and can only get better when more people contribute to the resources placed on this location.

Thanks for all you do!

The Curriculum Team

Mary Ellen Simmons
Deb Scott
Charlie Watson

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