GRADUATE WORK

Lesson Studies

GIVING STUDENTS A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE AND MAKE CONNECTIONS

IF we create opportunities for students to share their ideas and build on each other’s ideas in small group and whole group settings THEN we give students the chance to discuss and debate in a variety of ways RESULTING in greater feelings of security in sharing ideas and building upon each other’s ideas so that we can make connections in what we are learning about different communities and highlight that all students have funds of knowledge.

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CULTIVATING STUDENTS' CONFIDENCE IN MATH DISCUSSIONS

If we as teachers provide students with UDL structures such as sentence stems, group work roles, and multiple modes of access to communication (chat, sharing screen, using pictures, and verbal), then students will feel empowered and willing to lead discussions in math, resulting in deeper discussions and more positive math identities.

Math Homework

USING COMPLEX INSTRUCTION TO IMPROVE THE DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS' METACOGNITIVE AND SELF-REFLECTIVE CAPACITIES

If we employ collaborative and reflective assessments while students are making sense of linear equations then students will improve the development of their metacognitive and self-reflective capacities as evidenced by students feeling more open to sharing their thinking and listening to others.

Teacher Assisting a Student