Kindergarten Inquiry in the Outdoor Classroom
We promoted inquiry learning in kindergarten by using natural materials to create provocations in the outdoor classroom. We examined ways to help children communicate their thinking and extend their explorations.
Keyword(s):inquiry, loose parts, natural materials, outdoor learning, provocations
Team Teaching Mathematics in the Intermediate Division
Explored the impact of team teaching and collaboration between teachers and between students with our 3 intermediate classes. We collaborated to deliver a rich learning environment, improve instructional strategies, and make math accessible for all.
Keyword(s):assessment, collaboration, instruction, strategies, team teaching
Developing Global Competencies in Mathematics Using Loose Parts
Using loose parts to teach mathematics to kindergarten students through inquiry to promote creativity, critical thinking and global competencies.
Keyword(s):critical thinking, global competencies, inquiry, loose parts
Thinking in the Math Curriculum
The project identified thinking in the math curriculum. It Increased teacher efficacy by deepening their understanding of the cognitive demand on student thinking when solving a math problem (process of thinking).
Keyword(s):math processes, mathematical thinking, thinking categories, thinking questions
Providing Purpose and Hope for Students to Enhance Well-Being
Engagement comes from understanding the purpose behind what you are doing, and being able to clearly articulate why it is personally meaningful for you. This is what we want for our students, and it comes when we provide them with purpose and hope.
Keyword(s):engagement, hope, instruction, purpose, well being