Supporting the Learning Community: By the end of the year, Patty Ferrant’s students have risen to the challenge of supporting the learning community, and they have become adept at working with each other and supporting each other’s learning.
What do you notice about how these students sustain an extended conversation, using academic language and critiquing their own and their partner’s reasoning ?
These videos are discussed in the Inside Mathematics guide "Supporting the Learning Community, Patty Ferrant, 8th Grade," one of 10 practice-focused guides on building classroom climates for mathematical learning.
The videos document key mathematical practices observed in teacher Patty Ferrant's 8th-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."
Day 3: Developing collaborative practices through games and hands-on tasks [Polite Talk and Listening]
Day 9: Establishing and reinforcing expectations for beginning class [Supporting the Learning Community]