By helping even the youngest students learn to notice and analyze naturally-occurring patterns all around them, we can build a foundation for critical thinking that they will use for the rest of their lives.
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Guest Post by Pat Baltzley, MS/HS Math Coach How do you get your students talking to one another? Do your instructional routines provide opportunities for student conversation around the mathematics of your lesson? One of the most critical practices we can implement...
So, we know they are important, but how do we write a good social story??
We typically don’t have a problem empathizing when students are feeling sad, but when to-dos are high and good behavior is running low, empathy is usually at the bottom of our list.
This shift towards student-led instruction is much easier said than done, but we have to take small steps to move in that right direction.
In order to create systemic change, we need to create consistency. Consistency builds confidence, and a child with confidence will feel capable of tackling a problem that might be worded in a really difficult way.
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The bottom line is that kids don’t always feel confident when it comes to story problems. Professor Barble wants to help us understand that reading comprehension is really the essential piece when it comes to problem solving.