Volume 2 / Issue 3: Inclusive
The 21st Century Educator
For this Coaching Corner we will be focusing on being Inclusive.
Every single individual has different experiences and strengths that they bring to the classroom, and we are all better if we look to tap into those strengths and build a community around them.
By: George Couros
Do we want everyone to think the same by the time to walk out of our classrooms or schools? If we do, it is not really thinking; it is compliance. Our classrooms are becoming so much more diverse in so many aspects, and this is something we need to embrace. Every single individual has different experiences and strengths that they bring to the classroom, and we are all better if we look to tap into those strengths and build a community around them.
Inclusive: Global Day of Design
Students need to make, build, and tinker. The Global Day of Design is one-day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. Our goal for the Global Day of Design is to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an every day practice with our students.
"For better or worse, your presence has impact. It is contagious.” -Anese Cavanaugh
Inclusive: Be present
Inclusive: Creating a Mathematical Mindset Culture
Jo Boaler: Mathematical Mindsets Resource
Creating an inclusive culture in math starts with implementing a mathematical mindset. What mindset messages are you stating in your classroom? Are you praising the learning process? What are the students' mindsets? Check out this new resource for ideas on how to teach for a mathematical mindset culture. Each hexagon has is an illustrated idea with a free teacher video. Click on the hexagons to see a video. https://Creattinyurl.com/MMhexagons
Ideas include: Growth Mindset Culture, Nature of Mathematics, Challenge and Struggle, Connections and Collaborations, and Assessment.