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Allowing Struggle and Sense-Making in Mathematics

Struggle is how we learn. Rich tasks provoke productive struggle, during which students actively struggle through a problem as they work to make sense of it.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 31, 2018 7:31:00 AM

Choosing Rich Math Tasks

Just as conferring is one part of the readers’ and writers’ workshop and could not be implemented in isolation, conferring in mathematics must take place on a broader instructional stage. But if tasks in the classroom don’t demand deep thinking, we’re left with thin conversations about answers.  (continue reading)
Steph George Oct 15, 2018 10:03:56 AM

In the Moment Podcast with Jen Munson

Today on the Heinemann Podcast, how do we have productive conversations that help surface a student’s mathematical thinking?  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 27, 2018 4:00:00 AM

The Goals of Conferring in Mathematics

In math, children are solving problems, and the journey to a solution is more valuable than the destination. Conferring in math asks, “Where are you?” and “Where could you go next?” rather than “Where should you be?” or “What would I do next?”  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 18, 2018 10:18:04 AM

The Most Important Moments: A Foreword by Jo Boaler

This wonderful book focuses upon one of the most important moments in teaching—the time when teachers and students talk together and there is an opportunity for students to learn.  (continue reading)
Steph George Sep 7, 2018 7:14:00 AM

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