day 2: helping students check in with each other before cleaning up tools or work

day 2: helping students check in with each other before cleaning up tools or work

Polite Talk and Listening: In the first weeks of school, Mia understands that she has to learn what her students look like and sound like when they’re listening, and recognizes that they have their own ways of talking to each other and sharing their thinking. She also gives her students various ways to check in with each other’s progress.

CONSIDER:
How do you elicit students’ ideas about how to check in with each other before cleaning up tools or work?

These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Supporting the Learning Community, Mia Buljan, 2nd grade," one of 10 practice-focused guides on building classroom climates for mathematical learning.

The videos document key mathematical practices observed in teacher Mia Buljan's 2nd grade classroom over the course of a school year. In the guide (available as a PDF or an iBook download), you can explore extended narratives and questions for reflection around "supporting the learning community."

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