Math Talk in the Classroom

Facilitating quality math talk in the classroom is essential to promote student learning. However, this can be very challenging. One cornerstone of effective math talk, is the ability to listen, question, paraphrase and learn from other students. Despite the fact that teachers create classroom norms and expectations around effective communication, students may be inadvertently reinforced... Continue Reading →

We want our students to think critically about the sites on the internet. We want them to think critically about the information shared online, and make sure that the information is bias free. Particularly when conducting research. Perhaps most important, we want students to not be swayed into rhetoric that is damaging or dangerous to... Continue Reading →

Truth and Reconciliation and Literature in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal

Truth and Reconciliation and Literature in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal — Read on journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/truth-and-reconciliation-and-literature-in-the-library-learning-commons/

Feedback in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal

Feedback in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal — Read on journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/feedback-in-the-library-learning-commons/

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 at... Continue Reading →

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  

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 →

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