Making Thinking Visible
Grade 7 Balmoral Drive Senior P.S
UNDERSTANDING THE STUDENT LEARNING EXPERIENCE IN MATH
- Make initial observations regarding students of mystery who are typically working at a level 2 - 3.
- Use work samples, anecdotal and conference notes to inform about students and guide instruction
- Co- plan, Co-teach, and co-learn together about how students learn and teaching practice.
- Look at student samples through assessment for, and of learning.
- Listent to student talk and probe student thinking.
- Collaborate with grade 7 team teachers on possible next steps in instruction and student thinking and learning.
- Build capacity in schools by opening up learning to other classrooms.
The School - Balmoral Drive Senior P.S
Balmoral Senior P.S is located in Brampton.
Grade 7 Team Teachers
Wilbur T. Winkle
Initial Observations of Student Thinking & Learning
- students were not flexible with numbers
- students had limited ability of explaining their answers
- students were not using a number of strategies to solve math problems
- students could not make their thinking visible
This graphic organizer was designed by Dorothy Frayer and her colleagues at the University of Wisconsin to provide for a thorough understanding of new words. Students are asked to provide a Definition of the word, Facts or Characteristics of the word, Examples, and Nonexamples. This graphic organizer will lead students to a deeper understanding of a word and its relationship to their own lives.
Examples of student work