March 23, 2021 | Gladys Wu
During our weekly middle school team meetings, 4-8th grade math teachers have been virtually meeting to discuss curriculum and unpack cross grade level observations.
Teachers have shared barriers and collaboratively problem solved with a common goal:
Developing expert learners in mathematics.
What is an expert learner? A Mustard Seed graduate acts as a protagonist in their education.
During our meetings, we have learned and discussed…
Teachers are all using strategies and best practices in differentiation. There is peer tutoring, small groups, math manipulatives, online platforms and tools, ongoing projects, opportunities for students to share their mathematical thinking, and more! These practices support and challenge our mathematicians at Mustard Seed.
We are paying attention to how the pandemic and how our hybrid models are impacting students’ academic progress.
There are limitations and barriers that have existed or still exist, and we continue to problem solve. Hybrid learning has certainly expanded the tools we feel comfortable using to help us remove barriers to math growth.
Students continue to demonstrate ownership of their learning and we celebrate this!