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Lesson

Elementary School: Supporting the Learning Community

Clip 3/15: Day 2: Attuning one’s teaching to what your students already talk about

Overview

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.”

Consider:

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