Teachers built a neural network using string, dental floss and twine. They plan to use this lesson with their students to teach them how the brain grows as they learn and practice. At the end of the training, teachers made a commitment to promote the Growth Mindset through their actions and words while working with our students. According to research by Brooks and Goldstein in 2008, teachers that believe in the potential of their students and promote their beliefs through
The ELA and Math Cohorts are working diligently to create Curriculum Maps for Kindergarten through 8th grade. They started by unwrapping standards and identifying the specific skills and content for each standard. They are using their experiences and knowledge of the standards to develop misconceptions that teachers and students have. As this work develops, a tool is being created that will help teachers create lesson plans that target instruction based on learner needs.
The 4th Grade classes at Desert Mesa are focusing efforts on student proficiency in multiplication facts, as well as, basic math concepts so that they will be successful in Math. In Mrs. Hebebrand’s class students are given a problem that they work out on post - it - notes with their name on the back. The post the answers on construction paper with the specific skill listed (single digit multiplication, subtraction across zeros, etc. The teacher will then review all of the an
At OC Johnson the 3rd Grade classes are focusing on student ownership. They have different systems in place to track progress and celebrate success. In Mrs. Sanders class the students move their clip each day as they complete a Zearn lesson. They also track their Achieve3000 work and any time they are a top reader or scorer they get recognized. Students are encouraged to complete all of their work so that they can participate in the weekly STEM classes on campus.