Teaching the way I was taught wasn’t inspiring to my students. However, transitioning to a conceptual approach was a critical element in building strong foundational understanding and capacity for all students to succeed in math. Learners need opportunities to DO math, and in DOING, there is LEARNING.
The amount of educational materials available to purchase is overwhelming. How do you sort through the hype to find what fits your students best?
It’s mid-March which means it’s time to start thinking about next year. Where should teachers & leaders put their purchasing funds & energies?
Student engagement has been a hot-button topic in the world of education for some time. Keep Indiana Learning is here to share a few engagement strategies for teachers.
Take your anchor charts to the next level. Let’s push beyond just posting “I Can” statements to using a “What, Why, and How” approach. When learning is visible for students it can be more easily accessed and replicated by students. Let’s really anchor the learning!
Often poetry is taught as a standalone unit, sometimes leaving students to groan & roll their eyes. What if poetry was woven into every unit?
Who says Pi Day should only be celebrated in math class? There is plenty of fun to go all through the school day on March 14!
Teaching is an isolating profession. How can we be better connected?
Biases. We all have them. We need to recognize them in ourselves and unlearn the ones that are getting in the way of our students’ success.
We have much data at our disposal. Do we understand what we’re looking at? Are we asking the right questions?