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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections The Tortoise & The Hare How Can We Spark Curiosity To Activate Our Tortoise Brain – Discussion

  • How Can We Spark Curiosity To Activate Our Tortoise Brain – Discussion

    Posted by Kyle Pearce on January 15, 2021 at 9:48 am

    What new take-aways do you have?

    What questions are you still wondering?

    Share your thinking below…”

    LEILA replied 1 month, 4 weeks ago 6 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Katrina Lowe

    July 14, 2021 at 2:46 pm

    Yes, productive struggle is missing in my classroom. My students don’t want to think; they just want me to give them the answer.

  • Karynn Faivre

    September 30, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I do see teacher not wanting to give up the pre-teaching. The ask students to try things on their own but the students are not sure where the lesson is going so they are not sure how to meet the expectation. Students are also so use to teacher moves that reinforce one answer that they lack confidence that their approach is that one “right” answer.

    • Jon

      October 1, 2021 at 5:10 am

      Slowly but surely students will gain confidence in attempting unfamiliar problems. We have to make it safe for them to do so.

    • Carrie DeNote

      December 1, 2021 at 11:41 am

      We can start with small moves, like bulletin boards that showcase creative solutions instead of highest grades.

      • Kyle Pearce

        December 2, 2021 at 6:29 am

        Great idea! Thanks for sharing!


    November 29, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Doing more activities like this would help.