What a teacher does during a discussion can powerfully impact whether and how a student participates. One teacher used the Teacher Reflection Tool for Whole Class Discussions to reflect on which students she was calling on to answer which types of questions. She used what she learned to make some changes to her practice and try to bring about more equitable participation in the discussions in her classroom.
It is important to pay attention to and reflect on students’ participation in whole class discussions in order to bring about more equitable participation.
Self-reflection can be a powerful tool for teachers and school leaders. It can be implemented immediately and regularly to help us focus on instructional practices, uncover beliefs and values that may impact how our students see themselves in the math classroom, and move us to take action to create more inclusive learning communities.
Teaching is an academic and human endeavor that involves continuous cycles of interactions of the instructional core: students, content, and teachers.
In the course of field testing the tool, teachers found that setting aside time for their students to reflect contributed to a culture that was built on trust, honest feedback, and open communication
Developing an equitable math learning community that centers each student’s identity, needs, and voice requires that teachers take the time to learn about their students ...
In order to develop a classroom community that encourages and incorporates students’ ideas and agency, we need to be aware of opportunities that allow us to learn more about our students.
Establishing an atmosphere of trust is essential if we want students to feel safe sharing openly about themselves and their experiences with us and with each other.
Equitable learning communities focus on the development of students’ mathematical ideas and require a commitment to provide all students access to rigorous, cognitively demanding mathematics.
Welcome to The Forum for Equity in Elementary Mathematics, a place for educators to reflect on and discuss equity, access, identity, and agency in the elementary mathematics classroom. One of its goals is to provide ...