The Feedback-Friendly Classroom

How do you create a Feedback-Friendly culture with your learners? Join the Book Club for the month of January, 2018, starting January 9 online at TeachOntario: https://www.teachontario.ca/community/explore/TO-OSLA-book-club/projects/the-feedback-friendly-classroom-book-club Check out Pembroke Publishers for more information about the book, See you online! Deborah McCallum  

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Number Talks

Importance of Number Talks for conceptual understanding.

Feedback

  I think that feedback is one of those constructs in education that seems both ‘common sensical’ yet elusive at the same time. It is absolutely essential to learning, (and we all know this to be true), but for me, the feedback always seemed to something I had to ‘complete’ or ‘achieve’ with the students... Continue Reading →

How do we design our Math Class?

I have been doing a lot of reflecting about math, in particular thinking about different types of math class situations, and considering what kinds of questions we need to ask to help students develop conceptual knowledge. In our math classes it is important to provide students with cognitively demanding tasks. Rich tasks are great examples... Continue Reading →

Reflections on #TheMathPod with Cathy Fosnot: The Meaning of Context

  I recently listened to The Math Pod recording with Cathy Fosnot and Stephen Hurley from VoiceEd Radio. This podcast really helped me to think about the different lenses that we use to teach math. This is where my thinking went. This caused me to connect with 'lenses' I have heard, particularly out in the... Continue Reading →

Math & Identity

I just read this great piece by Karin Brodie: Entitled: Yes, mathematics can be decolonised. Here’s how to begin   When we think about math, we often think about the content – but what about the way we think about it, the way it is taught? If think about math in these ways, we are... Continue Reading →

Joseph Boyden

This morning I read the following new article by Joseph Boyden in MacLeans. It gave me a lot to think about. Here is the article. http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/my-name-is-joseph-boyden/ This article really brings into question for me about what being Indigenous really means, and what elements create your own identity. On one hand, it has really struck me... Continue Reading →

I just spent the last 3 days at a Summer Academy for Purposeful Math Planning. I was very intrigued when we were discussing number sense and the need to become more flexible with numbers and how we use them in our world. Only one person brought up the issue of culture and how numbers are... Continue Reading →

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