A teacher being challenged
As for my math classroom, I have started encouraging my students (after attending PD sessions by Marian Small, you guys and reading Jo Boaler’s books) to use manipulatives, visuals and present or use other ways to represent their solutions. I think I am challenged to have them generate their solutions. I mean, as they use manipulatives, use visuals and different representations, they do come up with their solutions. As a teacher, I think I lack confidence to help them consolidate their learning. I was a weak math student and though I believe in growth mindset, I am learning as I teach.