#EduAr Archive

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Thursday December 7, 2017
9:30 PM EST

  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Welcome to #EduAR!! Tell us your name and a little about yourself. What was the high temperature where you are today? Don't forget to tag your tweets with the hashtag #EduAr!
  • participatechat Dec 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
    Participate in the upcoming #EduAr by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/VxUIvTNWco
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    I'm Donna from Houston, TX. I'm the lower school (K-5) math coordinator at an independent school. It's cold and rainy here today. High of 47 degrees. Brrr! Happy to be leading the chat tonight! #EduAR
  • WalkMelissa21 Dec 7 @ 9:31 PM EST
    My name is Melissa Walker, Special Education Teacher from Jamaica. It was mostly sunny and windy today. #EduAr
  • Lindsey_Bohler - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Lindsey Here! One of the co-founders of #EduAR with @nortnik and @bethhill2829 Excited to have @MathCoachCorner here with us tonight! It's 33 degrees right now in Sheridan!!!
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    OMGosh! Can we trade weather? #EduAR
    In reply to @WalkMelissa21
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:32 PM EST
    Potential for SNOW here in Houston in the next couple of hours! #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    First question coming up soon! #EduAr
  • mathbarb Dec 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Barb math coach from Cincinnati. High today was in the 30s. #EduAR
  • Mrs_Fryar Dec 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Hi! 👋 Sarah from Central Ar, 4th grade math teacher. High was 43 today, but the “real feel” was 33! 😱 #eduar
  • MrFergusonMJHS Dec 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Shane, middle school flipped math teacher, Ohio. Glad to be able to learn tonight! #EduAR
  • MaryHadley8 Dec 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
    Mary Hadley, academic coach, in Texas (suburb of Fort Worth). The high here about 43. #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Did you have snow? I heard it was snowing up in your area. #EduAR
    In reply to @MaryHadley8
  • laurarose1276 Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Laura, math coach k-2, Wilton, CT. Not sure about today’s high but it’s in the 20’s now and snow coming Saturday! #EduAR
  • MrFergusonMJHS Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Glad to be here! #EduAR
    In reply to @Lindsey_Bohler
  • mleggett89 Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Macy Leggett, 1-4 Math Interventionist #EduAr
  • pearse_margie Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Hi #eduAR Margie from PA Math Coach Temp is 40 here.
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Glad you are joining #eduar tonight! @bethhill2829 @Lindsey_Bohler and I are thrilled to have @MathCoachCorner hosting tonights chat!
  • WalkMelissa21 Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    #EduAr
    In reply to @MathCoachCorner
  • bmilla84 Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Brandi- 1st Grade Teacher in Florida! Our high was 76degrees! We have a cold front headed our way this weekend! #EduAR
  • Pilk_terra Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
    Terra Pilkinton, Pinewood Elementary, 4th grade. Will prob have to duck out a bit early, but want to follow! #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Q1 Math Workshop is one component of @LaneySammons' #GuidedMath framework. How does #GuidedMath differ from traditional teacher-led math instruction? #EduAR
  • D4Griffin3 Dec 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Hello Dennis Griffin from Wisconsin. It was a whopping 19 degrees and the temperature will drop even more tomorrow #EduAr
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Oh good grief! Ha ha #EduAR
    In reply to @bmilla84
  • MaryHadley8 Dec 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    We got a few flurries and the kids loved it! #EduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
      Did you have snow? I heard it was snowing up in your area. #EduAR
      In reply to @MaryHadley8
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Glad you are joining #eduar tonight! @bethhill2829 @Lindsey_Bohler and I are thrilled to have @MathCoachCorner hosting tonights chat!
  • WalkMelissa21 Dec 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    sure #EduAr
  • JulieZappile Dec 7 @ 9:35 PM EST
    Julie, 1st gr Teacher from Pa #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    A1 #GuidedMath is much more student-centered. Through small-group instruction, teachers are better able to meet the needs of students. Math Workshop tasks can be differentiated for student needs. #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:36 PM EST
    Welcome to #eduar @JulieZappile
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A1 A #GuidedMath structure helps students become independent learners. The teacher role is that of facilitator. #EduAR
  • Lindsey_Bohler - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A1. Guided Instruction becomes more personalized with meeting student learning needs. #EduAR
  • teachNVACS Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    hey less than an hour till #teachNVchat talks about dealing with trauma #nvedchat #leadupchat #tlap #EduAR #k12artchat #edvoice
  • Mrs_Fryar Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A1: Guided Math and Math Workshop are not familiar to me, so I’m excited to learn tonight! #eduar
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Glad you are here @mleggett89!! #eduAR
  • MaryHadley8 Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A1: Kids are at the center and doing the work. #eduAR
  • laurarose1276 Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    A1 student-centered and small group instruction vs. teacher led one size fits all strategy #eduAR
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 9:37 PM EST
    Terri Fontenot Fort Worth 3rd grade self contained #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    RT Q1 Math Workshop is one component of @LaneySammons' #GuidedMath framework. How does #GuidedMath differ from traditional teacher-led math instruction? #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    Welcome to #eduar @Mrs_Fryar
    • Mrs_Fryar Dec 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
      Hi! 👋 Sarah from Central Ar, 4th grade math teacher. High was 43 today, but the “real feel” was 33! 😱 #eduar
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    Are you familiar with Guided Reading? Same concept, except for math. #eduAR
    In reply to @Mrs_Fryar
  • mleggett89 Dec 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    A1: Teachers are better able to know their students in math small groups allow for targeted instruction and for teachers to discover specific misconceptions for kids. Kids have more ownership! #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:38 PM EST
    Welcome to #eduAR @mathbarb
    • mathbarb Dec 7 @ 9:33 PM EST
      Barb math coach from Cincinnati. High today was in the 30s. #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A1 The components of the #GuidedMath framework work together to create a vibrant mathematical learning environment. Attention is paid to precise vocabulary, collaborative problem solving, and mathematical connections vs rote memorization of procedures. #EduAR
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A1 teacher led is me doing all the talking. Workshop kids collaborate and help each other learn #EduAr
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    @PinewoodTitans in the house! Welcome @Pilk_terra #eduAR
    • Pilk_terra Dec 7 @ 9:34 PM EST
      Terra Pilkinton, Pinewood Elementary, 4th grade. Will prob have to duck out a bit early, but want to follow! #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    I love the ownership angle. So important! #EduAR
    In reply to @mleggett89
  • D4Griffin3 Dec 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
    A1) A transition from the sage on the stage mentality that delivers content for a predetermined amount of time that assessed at the end of the unit vs formative feedback that encourages reflection and flexibility to ensure success for ALL Students. #EduAr
  • JulieZappile Dec 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A1 Less “sage on the stage” and more students actually DOING math #EduAR
  • Pilk_terra Dec 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A1: Guided instruction lets you do more listening than talking....kids do most of the talking and you can hear/see their thinking #EduAR
  • WalkMelissa21 Dec 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Guided Math is student centered and will foster collaboration, creativity, communication and critical thinking skills #EduAr
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Be sure to throw those questions out! #EduAR
    In reply to @Mrs_Fryar
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    I agree...moving from the sage on the stage to the guide on the side. Give it to the kiddos! #eduar @FontenotMathCE
    • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 9:39 PM EST
      A1 teacher led is me doing all the talking. Workshop kids collaborate and help each other learn #EduAr
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    Hey guys! #eduar
  • D4Griffin3 Dec 7 @ 9:40 PM EST
    A1) The traditional model leaves students and teachers 💭💭💭#EduAr
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:41 PM EST
    Q2 How are Math Workshop and small group instruction like two pieces of a puzzle? #EduAR
  • laurarose1276 Dec 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A2 math workshop allows small group instruction to happen and both connect to maximize student learning #EduAR
  • bmilla84 Dec 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    A1: Differentiation!! Guided math allows the T to focus on specific areas of need or enrichment! #EduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 9:42 PM EST
    Jill Wheeler- a first grade teacher at Ward Central Elementary in Cabot,AR district! That 43 high felt MUCH colder on recess duty. #EduAr
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
      Welcome to #EduAR!! Tell us your name and a little about yourself. What was the high temperature where you are today? Don't forget to tag your tweets with the hashtag #EduAr!
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    A2 workshop they practice what was taught in mini lesson. Small group you work with kids to bring the learning up close and personal and you can see the misconceptions faster and correct them #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:43 PM EST
    I had my ski jacket on today with temps in the 40s! #eduAR
    In reply to @cjill1259
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    RT Q2 How are Math Workshop and small group instruction like two pieces of a puzzle? #EduAR
  • mleggett89 Dec 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A2: Math workshop sets the stage for small group rotations.Most at my school do fluency, technology, problem solve, & meet with teacher. The small group with the T is where targeted learning occurs based on the ongoing observations of student misconceptions. #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A2: I agree the workshop can be a time to address misconceptions and close gaps, but it can also be a time to push thinking, put kids in positions where they have to grapple with problems and enrich their learning. #eduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 9:44 PM EST
    A1: I’ve been loosely basing my structure on Guided Math to meet student needs in a more targeted way- so excited to learn more! #EduAr
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A1 Math Workshop answers the question, "What are the rest of the students doing?" #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    We will address the first question in just a bit. For the second question, I like informal preassessments to group. Think Tickets In. #eduAR
    In reply to @Mrs_Fryar
  • Lindsey_Bohler - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A2. There should be a perfect fit between the two...the learning should be connected. #EduAR
  • Pilk_terra Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    A2: small group instruction is an integral part of math workshop #EduAR
  • WASEMJEFF Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    Jeff, Bentonville, high temp was around 25 degrees. #EduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
      Welcome to #EduAR!! Tell us your name and a little about yourself. What was the high temperature where you are today? Don't forget to tag your tweets with the hashtag #EduAr!
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
    Stay tuned! Hopefully, we'll answer some of these questions tonight!#eduAR R
    In reply to @DWalkerdine
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    A2: Small groups are a part of the Math Workshop puzzle #eduar
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:46 PM EST
    So excited to have you join us tonight @WASEMJEFF! You were a rockstar yesterday on the "mountain"! #eduAR
    • WASEMJEFF Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      Jeff, Bentonville, high temp was around 25 degrees. #EduAR
      • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:30 PM EST
        Welcome to #EduAR!! Tell us your name and a little about yourself. What was the high temperature where you are today? Don't forget to tag your tweets with the hashtag #EduAr!
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    Q3 What are the benefits of using a structure that includes Math Workshop? #EduAR
  • WalkMelissa21 Dec 7 @ 9:47 PM EST
    A2: Both will allow students to learn new math content and practice math in a variety of ways. #EduAr
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    Yes it is @Pilk_terra and I see you doing this daily! #eduAR
    • Pilk_terra Dec 7 @ 9:45 PM EST
      A2: small group instruction is an integral part of math workshop #EduAR
  • Lindsey_Bohler - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A3. Individual learning time! Love how @mrswhitneyj has mixed ability groups for her math groups so Ss can learn problem solving strategies from each other! #EduAR
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 9:48 PM EST
    A3: Being able to connect with students and build relationships with math, and seeing and correction misconceptions quickly. Teaching for #DOK and Mastery Learning. #eduar
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A3 During Math Workshop students are engaged in high quality math tasks that emphasize collaboration, develop independence, promote mathematical communication, and provide spiraling review of concepts learned. #GuidedMath #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    I like mixed groups for working on workstation tasks, but for the small groups I pull, I want students on the same level. #EduAR
    In reply to @Lindsey_Bohler, @mrswhitneyj
  • mleggett89 Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    Benefits include knowing your students better... Whole group instruction often allows some misconceptions to remain unsolved! I'm curious about making the fluency rotation (if it's being used) valuable. I fear kids are practicing mistakes with no questioning or guidance. #EduAr
  • WASEMJEFF Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A3: choice, movement, & differentiation. #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A3: Opportunities to have rich mathematical conversations with kids, listen to them reason, hear what they are thinking. It also provides oppotunities for independent practice and share time. #eduAR
  • laurarose1276 Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    A3 time for small group, targeted instruction!! #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
    That quick formative assessment piece is gold! #EduAR
    In reply to @clangston_AR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    RT Q3 What are the benefits of using a structure that includes Math Workshop? #EduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 9:50 PM EST
    A2 workshops allow T to see (with both new AND reviewed content) what Ss achieve independently, where small group instruction allows T to facilitate discovery of new material and assess need! #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
    Important to choose tasks that students can be successful with. Accountability must also be built in. #eduAR
    In reply to @mleggett89
  • WalkMelissa21 Dec 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A3 Math Workshop makes it easier for students to participate in differentiated activities. #EduAr
  • Pilk_terra Dec 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    A3: One of the major benefits is that the teacher can utilize time to pull small groups and also do RTI interventions #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    The review piece is a big part of Math Workshop. Students need ongoing practice so their understanding does not slip away. #eduAR
    In reply to @cjill1259
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    I agree that can be a struggle @mleggett89 Balancing everything that is going on during this time can be a challenge. #eduar
    • mleggett89 Dec 7 @ 9:49 PM EST
      Benefits include knowing your students better... Whole group instruction often allows some misconceptions to remain unsolved! I'm curious about making the fluency rotation (if it's being used) valuable. I fear kids are practicing mistakes with no questioning or guidance. #EduAr
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 9:52 PM EST
    This is always a concern. It can usually be managed by strategic placement of student grouping. Have mid-level Ss grouped with low and med-high with high. #eduAR
    In reply to @mleggett89
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    #EduAr @MathCoachCorner Oh my goodness! I forgot to set my alarm and got sidetracked!!!! I’m a terrible #PLN girl lol. Forgive me! Let me jump in these last few. 😊😊😊
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:53 PM EST
    I like students recording work in their math journals. @Seesaw is a great FREE tool for creating student portfolios. Snap a quick picture of the work and upload it! #EduAR
    In reply to @mleggett89, @Seesaw
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    What are some ways you hold students accountable during independent work time? What does this look like for K-1 kiddos? #eduar @MathCoachCorner
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:51 PM EST
      Important to choose tasks that students can be successful with. Accountability must also be built in. #eduAR
      In reply to @mleggett89
  • EduGladiators Dec 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    🍎 #EduGladiators continues our December series: 'Making an Impact' SATURDAY with our CORE Warrior @SaneeBell leading the convo on The Power of Teacher Engagement! #AR4LEarning #rethinkLA #sstlap #EduAr #k12artchat #teachmindful #ditchbook #teachnvchat #moedchat @inspire0818
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    Hey, @LaneySammons! Thanks for jumping in!! #EduAR
    In reply to @LaneySammons, @Lindsey_Bohler, @mrswhitneyj, @LaneySammons
  • pearse_margie Dec 7 @ 9:54 PM EST
    #eduAR My T'ers would ideas for management. Ways for kiddos to get started right away, work more independently,and see it as important. Would love some idea
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Q4 What kind of system (e.g., rotations, menus, etc.) do you use to manage your workstation tasks? What are some pros and cons? #EduAR
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    Thx @Lindsey_Bohler!!! @mrs_fryar can u DM me? I can give u an #EduAr discount on #GuidedMath, @LaneySammons & @MathCoachCorner’s books. 😊😊😊
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
    A great free took for digital portfolios is @Seesaw! Students snap a pic and upload it to their portfolio. Teachers review. #EduAR
    In reply to @nortnik, @Seesaw
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A4 I have tried many, but I love the GUIDE system that @LaneySammons and I wrote about in our book. Provides a great framework for planning and includes a variety of tasks that hit on all the process standards. #EduAR https://t.co/Yw3kekbrro
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    A3 I think it allows differentiation more easily! And, after a lot of modeling and guiding, my Ss have super meaningful math discussions with each other instead of being primarily “teacher talk” #eduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Love this question @MathCoachCorner This lead learner is looking to "borrow some brilliance" on this one! #eduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
      Q4 What kind of system (e.g., rotations, menus, etc.) do you use to manage your workstation tasks? What are some pros and cons? #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
    Hey, lady!! Good to "see" you!! #eduAR
    In reply to @mcdanielsara, @Lindsey_Bohler, @Mrs_Fryar, @LaneySammons
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    A4: GUIDE and BRITE are two of my favorites and the ones I see used the most. #EduAr #GuidedMath
    In reply to @MathCoachCorner
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    I need to spend some time in this platform. I have a 3rd grade teacher who is using this some. I like the idea of digital portfolios! What a great tool for P/T conferences also! #eduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:55 PM EST
      A great free took for digital portfolios is @Seesaw! Students snap a pic and upload it to their portfolio. Teachers review. #EduAR
      In reply to @nortnik, @Seesaw
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:57 PM EST
    Love GUIDE!! #eduAR
    In reply to @nortnik
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    RT Q4 What kind of system (e.g., rotations, menus, etc.) do you use to manage your workstation tasks? What are some pros and cons? #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    That rich math talk is what leads to deep learning! I love when our kiddos lead and learn from each other! #eduAR
    • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 9:56 PM EST
      A3 I think it allows differentiation more easily! And, after a lot of modeling and guiding, my Ss have super meaningful math discussions with each other instead of being primarily “teacher talk” #eduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
    A4 First graders love the predictability of rotations- but the accountability is tough! I use M (meet the teacher) A (at your desk-independent work) T(technology) and H (Hands On- games for fluency)! #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A4 Whatever system you use for Math Workshop, it's important to include a variety of tasks that are thoughtfully selected. This is a large chunk of your students' math block. Make it count! #EduAR
  • Pilk_terra Dec 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
    A4: I usually offer my students a chance to practice flash cards or play a reinforcing game with a partner. We also have awesome calculators that have a math fact function for independent practice. It keeps track of the number correct. #EduAR
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 10:00 PM EST
    I like this. Keeps it simple. Makes sense. #eduAR I also teach first.
    In reply to @cjill1259
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:01 PM EST
    A4 I often find that workstations "tasks" lean heavily toward games and fairly low-level activities. We need to make sure our students are thoughtfully engaged and challenged! #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:01 PM EST
    Yes! It takes time and intentional planning. It is not about just tossing a worksheet on the table and having students complete it. #eduAR #ditchtheworksheets
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:59 PM EST
      A4 Whatever system you use for Math Workshop, it's important to include a variety of tasks that are thoughtfully selected. This is a large chunk of your students' math block. Make it count! #EduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 10:01 PM EST
    It really is super simple! And makes it easy for someone to find out where to go if I need to change grouping frequently! #eduar
    In reply to @clangston_AR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:02 PM EST
    A4 GUIDE allows workstation groups to be heterogeneous while the teacher pulls homogeneous groups for small group instruction. Hard to do with rotations. Often ability groups for Workshop can lead to management issues. #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:03 PM EST
    I taught Kinders for years and I agree with the accountability piece. It takes a lot of practice and intentional planning, but it can be done and you are proving that! #eduAR
    • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
      A4 First graders love the predictability of rotations- but the accountability is tough! I use M (meet the teacher) A (at your desk-independent work) T(technology) and H (Hands On- games for fluency)! #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:04 PM EST
    There are lots of resources for quality tasks. Check out my blog to start with: https://t.co/Ts6hKiTP7o #eduAR
    In reply to @mleggett89
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:05 PM EST
    Q5 How do you develop a productive and supportive classroom climate so students can work independently? #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:06 PM EST
    A5 For Math Workshop to work, it's so important to decide on your routines and procedures ahead of time and then teach them to your students. So often Math Workshop fails because of management issues. #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:06 PM EST
    Ha ha! Thanks! #EduAR
    In reply to @mleggett89
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:06 PM EST
    I keep trying to get @mcdanielsara to get me to Arkansas! #EduAR
    In reply to @mleggett89, @mcdanielsara
  • LaneySammons Dec 7 @ 10:06 PM EST
    Love seeing all these thoughts shared. #eduar
    In reply to @MathCoachCorner, @Lindsey_Bohler, @mrswhitneyj
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
    A5 There have to be norms for respect to allow risk-taking to happen. Zero tolerance for belittling other students in the class. #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
    There are some great games out there that challenge mathematical thinking, but I know, "back in the day", I was guilty of getting hung up on "cute" and fun and they didn't always stretch thinking or challenge students. That was a hard lesson all those years ago. #eduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:01 PM EST
      A4 I often find that workstations "tasks" lean heavily toward games and fairly low-level activities. We need to make sure our students are thoughtfully engaged and challenged! #EduAR
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
    A5: Lots of conversations about responsibility of learning. We talk about whose responsibility it is that we all learn (theirs) and how we are responsible for our own learning and even for our classmates. I give examples of how we can help and allow others to learn. #eduar
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
    A5: The best way to do this is to implement the first 21 days of #GuidedMath and establish procedures and routines. #EduAr
    In reply to @MathCoachCorner
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
    You are so right! I would spend hours prepping a game that didn't yield hours worth of good mathematical results! #EduAR
    In reply to @nortnik
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
    Great resource here friends! Check it out! #eduAR
  • laurarose1276 Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
    A5 so important that routines are TAUGHT #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:08 PM EST
    I think sometimes this is so overlooked. And then teachers are disappointed when Math Workshop doesn't function well. #eduAR
    In reply to @clangston_AR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:09 PM EST
    RT Q5 How do you develop a productive and supportive classroom climate so students can work independently? #EduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 10:09 PM EST
    A5: I’m a big Responsive Classroom fan! Interactive modeling is a great way set expectations clearly, and we do a lot with morning meetings to build a safe, uplifting classroom environment. Helps Ss feel okay with risks, trying, and asking! #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:10 PM EST
    A5 Don't be afraid to revisit Math Workshop expectations if it's not going like you want it to. #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:10 PM EST
    This is so important Carmen! It is vital that we foster ownership in our students...the earlier the better. Talk about goal setting, risk taking and responsibility. #eduAR
    • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 10:07 PM EST
      A5: Lots of conversations about responsibility of learning. We talk about whose responsibility it is that we all learn (theirs) and how we are responsible for our own learning and even for our classmates. I give examples of how we can help and allow others to learn. #eduar
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 10:10 PM EST
    A5 it’s all about expectations and relationships #EduAR
  • Mrs_Fryar Dec 7 @ 10:11 PM EST
    A5: This! How?! It’s not really misbehavior, but gen. disengagement out of boredom/frustration if the task isn’t perfectly aligned to each individual. Ss are quiet and well behaved, but i feel the time is too frequently not maximized for a large part of the Math block #eduar
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 10:12 PM EST
    A4 I have a may do must do list. Each week something changes based on their needs #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:13 PM EST
    Q6 What are the biggest obstacles to using a workshop approach and how have your overcome them? #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:13 PM EST
    Yes it is. I stil have to combat this in my building from time to time. What is the objective? Where is the learning? What are you hoping to achieve? Questions I ask frequently when I see the "cute" no "meat" activities. #eduAR
    • laurarose1276 Dec 7 @ 10:08 PM EST
      Yup. And teachers these days have very easy access online to “cute” and “fun”
      In reply to @nortnik
  • OHara_HPS Dec 7 @ 10:13 PM EST
    A5: “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” #EduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:09 PM EST
      RT Q5 How do you develop a productive and supportive classroom climate so students can work independently? #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:14 PM EST
    A6 Finding and planning for quality workstations often comes up. Working collaboratively with a team helps with that. Also, having a structure for choosing workstations helps. That's one of the advantages of GUIDE, I think. #EduAR
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 10:14 PM EST
    A6: Biggest obstacle I see is the fear of “letting go.” I always encourage Ts to start slow but dive in!!!! When they see the magic happening, they are sold. #EduAr #GuidedMath #MathWorkshop
    In reply to @MathCoachCorner
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:15 PM EST
    A6 Accountability can be problematic. Important that students are held accountable for their work. I have students take their journals to workstations to record work. @Seesaw is a great tool for having students capture their work in digital portfolios. #EduAR
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 10:15 PM EST
    The initial conversation is so funny when I ask "Who is responsible for making sure everyone in our class can do their best learning?" and they say "You!" They're shocked when I say, "Actually no, it's you." #eduAR
    In reply to @nortnik
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:15 PM EST
    Yep, exactly. Teachers need to understand their standards and vet resources carefully. Just because someone says it's aligned doesn't mean it's do! #eduAR
    In reply to @laurarose1276, @nortnik
  • laurarose1276 Dec 7 @ 10:15 PM EST
    A6 Ts in my building aren’t fully sold on the workshop model for RW and WW. Getting buy in for math would be tough #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:16 PM EST
    RT Q6 What are the biggest obstacles to using a workshop approach and how have your overcome them? #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:17 PM EST
    A grassroots effort can be so powerful! One teacher tries it and has success. Success is infectious! #eduAR
    In reply to @laurarose1276
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 10:18 PM EST
    A3 kids seem to work and help each other and I have time to work with kids and meet them where they are!#EduAR
  • clangston_AR Dec 7 @ 10:18 PM EST
    A6: Time management and additional planning. It gets easier as years go on. #eduar
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:18 PM EST
    I agree Sara. I think part of the fear of letting go is the worry that behavior will get out of hand. It takes clear expectaons and practice, but when it happens, you are right, it is like magic! #eduar
    • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 10:14 PM EST
      A6: Biggest obstacle I see is the fear of “letting go.” I always encourage Ts to start slow but dive in!!!! When they see the magic happening, they are sold. #EduAr #GuidedMath #MathWorkshop
      In reply to @MathCoachCorner
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:19 PM EST
    That's a great point! There is a steep learning curve, but it gets easier. #EduAR
    In reply to @clangston_AR
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 10:19 PM EST
    Yes yes yes!!!!!! The first 21 days helps with this and eases the students into a new routine and expectations. #EduAr #GuidedMath
    In reply to @nortnik
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:20 PM EST
    Q7 Share your best advice for a teacher who wants to implement Math Workshop. #EduAR
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 10:21 PM EST
    A6: Time is an issue! I was moved from 4th to 3rd 15 days into the school year. I have been on the catch up all year. So I am not as far into this as I would like. Goal is to set it up over break and implement after break more with fidelity. I am working through it #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:21 PM EST
    A7: Spend time on the front end to build strong procedures and lay out expectations. This will pay off in a big way on down the road. #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:21 PM EST
    I love your spunk! I always like trying new things the second half of the year. It gives me time to make adjustments before full implementation the next year. #EduAR
    In reply to @FontenotMathCE
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:22 PM EST
    A7 Take baby steps and give yourself grace! It won't be perfect at first. This is definitely a huge paradigm shift and you have to commit and just stick with it. Seek out the advice of others. Visit classrooms with Math Workshop in place, if you can. #EduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 10:22 PM EST
    A6: The biggest obstacle is that it does take more intentional planning! BUT- the results are so beneficial. And organizing resources to be accessible for the next year sounds obvious- but it’s been a huge time saver! #eduAR
  • DC_STEMtastic Dec 7 @ 10:22 PM EST
    A7 the hardest part is planning. Mistakes will happen don’t give up! It is worth it. #Eduar
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:23 PM EST
    RT Q7 Share your best advice for a teacher who wants to implement Math Workshop. #EduAR
  • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 10:23 PM EST
    A7 get your plan together ahead of time. You can’t wing it. Look at what your kids need and adjust it as needed don’t recreate the wheel - tried and true works #EduAR
  • cjill1259 Dec 7 @ 10:24 PM EST
    Q7: Let yourself adapt to think of math more like reading. Ss have different interests and strengths within math too, and you can adapt your groups so far beyond just “changing the numbers”. #eduAR
  • DC_STEMtastic Dec 7 @ 10:24 PM EST
    #EduAr
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:24 PM EST
    Grow your PLN tonight and follow some new friends! #eduar https://t.co/7jFDl2ukmQ via @GIPHY
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:25 PM EST
    A7 Use your @Twitter PLN! #EduAR #elemmathchat
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:26 PM EST
    Thanks! I think it's really a great framework. #eduAR
    In reply to @DC_STEMtastic
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:26 PM EST
    This is SO important. You are so right. You can't wing it and it be a rich learning opportunity for students. Must be planned and intentional. #eduAR
    • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 10:23 PM EST
      A7 get your plan together ahead of time. You can’t wing it. Look at what your kids need and adjust it as needed don’t recreate the wheel - tried and true works #EduAR
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 10:26 PM EST
    A7: Start slow but give it a try!!!! Share tasks amongst your colleagues. Try it out then ask your students what they think. Engagement = ⬆️⬆️⬆️ achievement #EduAr
    In reply to @MathCoachCorner
  • DC_STEMtastic Dec 7 @ 10:27 PM EST
    A5: model, set expectations, expect mistakes, fix mistakes, learn forward. Be a facilitator! #EduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:09 PM EST
      RT Q5 How do you develop a productive and supportive classroom climate so students can work independently? #EduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:27 PM EST
    A7 Be reflective. If things aren't going right, try to get to the root cause. Don't be afraid to have a colleague or coach come in your room, observe, and give you some feedback. #eduAR
  • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:29 PM EST
    If you're looking for more information, I'm really proud of the book I coauthored with @LaneySammons! https://t.co/Yw3kekbrro @mcdanielsara #Eduar
  • mcdanielsara Dec 7 @ 10:29 PM EST
    So. Much. Yes. This is another reason some Ts are reluctant to teach #GuidedMath. It IS more work and takes more planning, but it is absolutely what’s best for student learning. #EduAr
    • FontenotMathCE Dec 7 @ 10:23 PM EST
      A7 get your plan together ahead of time. You can’t wing it. Look at what your kids need and adjust it as needed don’t recreate the wheel - tried and true works #EduAR
  • DC_STEMtastic Dec 7 @ 10:29 PM EST
    A4: Some of our teachers use station rotations. Pro: variety of instructional strategies are in place. Con: accountability of the students in stations and sometimes we offer too many stations. #eduAr
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 9:58 PM EST
      RT Q4 What kind of system (e.g., rotations, menus, etc.) do you use to manage your workstation tasks? What are some pros and cons? #EduAR
  • nortnik - Moderator Dec 7 @ 10:29 PM EST
    A7: Give it time. It will not be perfect (ever), but it will get better over time. Comfort level will increase and fear or doubt will decrease each time you implement. #eduAR
    • MathCoachCorner Dec 7 @ 10:23 PM EST
      RT Q7 Share your best advice for a teacher who wants to implement Math Workshop. #EduAR
  • clw1226 Dec 7 @ 10:29 PM EST
    Or they revert back to comfortable strategy of counting on fingers instead of making ten, using doubles plus/minus 1, etc. #eduar
    In reply to @mleggett89