This is the second half of a grade level meeting. View the first half here.
After choosing a common task, the teachers in this grade level meeting anticipate student responses, then sort and sequence them by level of complexity. To aid in the sorting process, they make use of the Landscape of Learning (
Number Sense, Addition, and Subtraction [pdf] and Multiplication and Division [pdf]).
This collaborative work deepens the teachers’ understanding of the math and helps them recognize how children might be thinking mathematically about a particular problem.
Source: 14-15 Grade Level Meetings • Copyright: © Erikson Insitute • Content ID: ED459 ①
In this planning conversation, a teacher and coach discuss some of their ideas and concerns about a forthcoming lesson. With a coach, she discusses some of her ideas and concerns about the forthcoming lesson.
In this conversation, a teacher reflects on the successes and difficulties of a recent lesson. With a coach, she discusses the successes of the lesson, as well as details to improve on next time.
This study points toward concrete practices that high performing schools take in order to nurture teacher collaboration. This environment allows