MemberJanuary 5, 2020 at 11:55 am
Hi Victoria. I teach 4th grade. I am working at building a safe classroom that sets up everyone’s opportunity to succeed. I have seen a lot of anxious kids lately and I wanted to work to make their classroom on level footing with others who aren’t anxious. The basic components of each math class include a mindful calm down activity, a brain warm-up activity (designed to add joy & to begin building conceptual understanding), and instruction & practice to tackle the concept being learned (often through a task, puzzle, or game). This structure has been massively effective for my class and teaching style. Hope this helps. Happy New Year.