Your brain is amazing! Check out these facts based on ideas from one of my favorite online sites www.biglifejournal.com The brain is always changing. There are about 100,000,000,000 neurons in the brain (same as the number of stars in the Milky Way). The brain produces enough electricity to power a light bulb. The brain grows… Read More »
Games are a great way to practice all kinds of skills. You can find professionally boxed games at toy stores or just pull out a deck of cards and get creative. Here are the 3 other math game resources I find easiest to use with the most direct value. My website math games. I’ve created… Read More »
Students participate in many observable ways. It’s important to stop and take a look at how students are engaged in both whole class activities and small groups. Here’s a chart to record your observations.
The four parts remain the same across learning math concepts: Plan and Organize skim and preview tasks breakdown the parts decide how to proceed Self-Monitor check your progress troubleshoot problems ask for help when truly ‘stuck’ Self Reflect assess our strategies Think-Pair-Share-Compare with others Direct Our Own Learning know what we know know what we… Read More »
Reading in schools takes up more than 80% of the school day. Finding meaning in any text requires us to think about how we think.** We must once again use these four basic elements: Plan and Organize skim and preview tasks breakdown the parts decide how to proceed Self-Monitor check your progress troubleshoot problems ask… Read More »
Metacognition is thinking about our thinking. It’s the driving force behind effective learning for kids from age 3 to high school and advanced learning and on through a productive life. As with growth mindset, it requires us to engage in a healthy struggle as we each develop this valuable life-long tool. We must think about… Read More »