This session is an opportunity for junior and intermediate mathematics teachers to explore how they can “banish the ghost” of anxiety from their classrooms and support a growth-mindset both within their students and within themselves as mathematics educators. Using the Critical Thinking Consortium’s approach of “rigorous inquiry” in the mathematics classroom, this webinar will support teachers in a collaborative process of considering the research, instructional strategies, classroom ideas, and attitudes that nurture confidence and support achievement in elementary mathematics. Resources: “Tips for Teachers – Critical thinking in elementary mathematics” and “Tips for Teachers – Deepening mathematical reasoning“.
NOTE: This session is the first in a four-part series. Links for other completed sessions are listed below.
- The Critical Thinking Consortium
- Tools 4 Thought
- Books/Websites: Jon Van de Walle series, Carol Dweck’s Mindset, Alina Tugand’s Better by Mistake, John Hattie’s Visible Learning, Jo Boaler (positive classroom norms)
- Fermi problems; Dan Meyer’s the Water Tank Problem
- OAME – The Frayer Model
Other sessions in this series: