Saturday, March 31, 2018
"As math educators, we talk all the time about how important it is to get students to ask questions, justify their thinking, and critique the reasoning of others. If we really want to make this happen, I think we need to pay attention to the mirrors we hold up for our students. If we use extrinsic rewards and punishments are we building agency or promoting complacency?"
Making Space: Entering Lessons Mindfully
by Kim Yaris and Jan Burkins
"In classrooms, we all pay great attention to the physical space. We are conscientious about classroom clutter. We are intentional about room design, furniture placement, and color, particularly in these early days of a new school year. But, more important than the things we place and arrange in the classroom is the space around the people and the objects—the emptiness that is actually something. Similarly, creating space, or making room for nothingness, between lessons, by taking a few deep breaths as you cross over the threshold of a lesson, will affect your quality of life as well as the quality of student learning."
The Work of Finding Empathy
by various Heinemann authors