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Unsilence Students' Voices

8:30 - 10:00 Friday, November 2
    Suzanne Alejandre, Philadelphia, PA
    Marie Hogan, West Covina, CA

Every classroom has silenced voices. Why? We'll share activities to increase CCSSM practices #1 [make sense of problems and persevere] and #3 [construct arguments and critique] focused on students' accountable math talk. Handouts will be provided.

Powerpoint from session:
    download PPT: session120.ppt
    download PDF: session120.pdf

Introductions
 
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]
 
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]
 
Opportunity
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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