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Unsilence Students' Voices

3:00 - 4:00 Thursday, November 8
    Suzanne Alejandre, The Math Forum, Philadelphia, PA
    Bushra Makiya, CIS 303: The Leadership and Community Service Academy, NY

Every classroom has silenced voices. Why? The speaker will share strategies that increase Practices #1 and #3 focused on students' accountable math talk. Handouts provided.

Powerpoint from session:
    download PPT: session42.ppt
    download PDF: session42.pdf

Three Premises
1. a person learns when they have a voice
2. every classroom has silenced voices
3. there are different reasons why a voice is not heard
Too Many Voices/Too Little Time
Minimize teacher's talk time - no repetition of students' responses
Maximize time students are talking
        Turn and Talk
Individual student ownership
Wooden Legs Videos
Lack of Fluency in the Language
mathematics is a language
establishing need
Moving from Passive to Active Learners
expectations, scaffolding, practice
Additional Resources
Blog: Suzanne at the Math Forum [HTML]
Get Your Students Hooked On Noticing and Wondering [HTML]
Annie Fetter: Ever Wonder What They'd Notice? [Ignite! Talk]
Max Ray: Why 2 > 4: A Proof by Induction [Ignite! Talk]
How to Start Problem Solving in Your Classroom PDF]
Problem Solving-It Has to Begin with Noticing and Wondering [PDF]
Unsilence Students' Voices [PDF]
Think You Don't Have Time to Use the PoWs? [PDF]
Writing to Develop Understanding: The Math Forum @ Drexel's PoWs [PDF]
Free Online Resources at the Math Forum [PDF]
DrexelNOW article: NSF Awards $2.2 Million to Project Studying Community-Based Professional Development for Math Teachers
EnCoMPASS: Emerging Communities for Mathematical Practices and Assessment

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