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Elementary School: Supporting the Learning Community

Clip 3/15: Day 2: Attuning teaching to what students already talk about


Supporting Others: Mia engages her students in anticipating ways to respect each other’s process. She reinforces that it takes time to develop mathematical thinking and strategies, and suggests questions they might ask each other. While it’s important to be polite, Mia lets her students know that it’s okay to “protect my math.”


How do you attune your teaching to what your students already talk about?

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