day 2: introducing structures that require perseverance

day 2: introducing structures that require perseverance

On the second day of school, Patty Ferrant alerts the whole class when she’s about to press a student to explain and defend her thinking. Patty builds a “structured talk” and pairs students to listen and make sense of each other’s statements.

CONSIDER:
How does Patty prepare her students for the social-emotional challenge of persevering in thinking?

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

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Day 19: Celebrating successes [Reflecting on One’s Own Behavior as a Learner]

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Day 19: Prompting students to connect experiences [Reflecting on One’s Own Behavior as a Learner]

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Day 158: Students present, defend, and critique mathematical reasoning [Establishing and Following Classroom Routines]