February 7, 2020

Classroom Stories: Building on Strengths

Teachers are often encouraged, sometimes compelled, to pre-assess students and then focus on their weaknesses. After all, what’s teaching if not helping a child move from weakness to strength? But this story is about a different approach: recognizing and using strengths that are camouflaged by apparent weakness or hidden behind real weakness.
November 21, 2019

MP7 Look for and make use of structure

Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure.