Number Talk

Number Talk

Number talks are 10-15 minute conversations that occur in the classrooms once or twice a week, around intentionally designed computation problems. They are grounded in conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning moving beyond rote procedural knowledge. During a classroom number talk, students come together to communicate their mathematical thinking by sharing and defending solutions they solve… Continue Reading

The Value of Fine Arts in Education

The Value of Fine Arts in Education

            When children speak from their hearts, they can change the world!  They must be heard.  Self worth determines their future.  Curiosity must be nurtured through the senses where hands-on learning is intensified in a vibrant environment of possibility. They must be challenged to risk fearlessly.        … Continue Reading

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning

Relationships (noun) – the way in which two or more people or things are connected or interconnected (Oxford Dictionary) Responsive (adjective) – giving response; quick to respond or react appropriately or sympathetically (Merriam-Webster); making a positive and quick reaction to someone or something (Oxford Dictionary) Relationships are central to learning experiences. Foundational to good teaching… Continue Reading