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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections 2021 MMM Virtual Summit The Math Class That Thinks, Heals, and Brings Joy – Discussion

  • The Math Class That Thinks, Heals, and Brings Joy – Discussion

    Posted by Jon on November 11, 2021 at 7:09 am

    What was your big take away from this particular lesson?

    What is something you are still wondering?

    Share your thinking below.

    Kyle Pearce replied 1 year ago 5 Members · 6 Replies
  • 6 Replies
  • Beuna

    November 16, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Consider multiple intelligences, differentiated instruction, universal learning and context when teaching math. Contents should be relatable, real-world, applicable. Use a trauma-informed lens, never assume-stereotype but strive to understand our students. Especially at this time. Educate ourselves on more than just social-emotional learning, create a safe classroom climate that is a trauma/culturally responsive space.

    • Kyle Pearce

      November 18, 2021 at 6:32 am

      Great take aways! Thanks for sharing !

  • Simonay Hudson

    November 17, 2021 at 4:01 pm

    Take Aways:

    I loved the tools and ideas that were shared (practices/routines to have in the classroom) such as: breathing, grounding activities (like notice 5 things in your area, 3 things you can hear, 1 intention), gratitude, journaling (doodling, poems, raps, etc.), chair stretching, constructivist listening diad (great for conversation practice, great for children being heard) and welcoming children with an engaging activity and giving them an optimistic closure (these could be in the form of a question, for start and end)

    1. cool idea when waiting for kids to quieten down (animation: inhale, exhale; or a gif that shows something expanding and getting smaller as they do this) with music (a great cue, gives those waiting a chance to do something while they wait)

    2. Flippity: useful tool for generating groups for groupwork

    3. Making use of music cues: Bob Marley- “get up, get up” (when he wants them to go to the whiteboard)

    Biance- “to the left, to the left” (when he wants them to move 2 whiteboards over to look at someone else’s work)

    Beetles- Come together (group work)

    Ice- “stop, collaborate and listen” (collaborate time)

    Taylor swift- “shake it off” (brain break, after a fail, etc.)

    and bringing music into the classroom during brain breaks, or nearing the end of the day, or at the start (fun music from all around the world)

    • Kyle Pearce

      November 18, 2021 at 6:30 am

      So many opportunities to apply your own line up of song titles to the mix, too!

  • Connie Barnes

    November 21, 2021 at 9:36 am

    Enjoyed this talk, but because it overlapped another I was attending, missed all the links shared. Is there a way to get these? Thanks!

    • Kyle Pearce

      November 22, 2021 at 6:16 am

      Links should be in the materials tab. If not there yet, @joris from our support team is working on this and they should be up soon!