day 110: considering choice, independence, and responsibility

day 110: considering choice, independence, and responsibility

Establishing and following Classroom Routines: Mia also engages her students in taking responsibility for their learning. She notes, “We have a lot of choice, and a lot of independence.” She models ways for students to engage with each other in respectful and responsible ways. She highlights different ways in which she creates intellectual and physical space for her students to think, learn, and experiment.

CONSIDER:
How much choice and independence could you grant your students in their learning? What responsibilities would they need to assume to do so?

These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Taking Responsibility for Learning, 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 "taking responsibility for learning."

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Day 158: Generating possible problems [Establishing and Following Classroom Routines]

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