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Grappling with New Concepts during a Common Core Math Workshop

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EL Education

Topic

  • Classroom Management
  • Classroom Instruction

Type

Videos

Grade Level

Discipline

EL Education has revised the workshop model to align with the Common Core instructional shifts, embed ongoing assessment to increase responsiveness to student needs, and help students develop self-reliance and perseverance. The first component in this revised workshop (Workshop 2.0) asks students to “grapple” independently with a problem or task. The second component is a collaborative opportunity for students to be metacognitive about their own approaches, justify their mathematical reasoning, and consider others’ mathematical reasoning and thinking.

Teacher Giselle Isbell creates a classroom culture that supports this type of independent grappling and math discourse with her fifth-graders at Anser Charter School in Boise, Idaho.

Created By

EL Education

Topic

  • Classroom Management
  • Classroom Instruction

Type

Videos

Grade Level

Discipline

EL Education has revised the workshop model to align with the Common Core instructional shifts, embed ongoing assessment to increase responsiveness to student needs, and help students develop self-reliance and perseverance. The first component in this revised workshop (Workshop 2.0) asks students to “grapple” independently with a problem or task. The second component is a collaborative opportunity for students to be metacognitive about their own approaches, justify their mathematical reasoning, and consider others’ mathematical reasoning and thinking.

Teacher Giselle Isbell creates a classroom culture that supports this type of independent grappling and math discourse with her fifth-graders at Anser Charter School in Boise, Idaho.

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