Recently a student told me that she dreads the “SEL” class in her school because, “the teacher is so fake.” There are three key traps that lead to this kind of failure in social emotional learning, and some simple-but-challenging solutions to find a balance in inquiry, planning, and power.
by Alan Cooper Beyond on going observation and the practical knowledge, formal data collection of classroom relationships can help teachers create a positive classroom culture. Sociograms (see diagram below) do this. They are a teacher-made and teacher friendly way of gaining rich data about the class’s social relationships. Construction To construct a class sociogram, ask [...]
I went to a funeral last week. Mary C. Laycock was a wonderful mathematician and teacher. I worked with her at Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA and knew her for many years. Her students adored her and her ‘Mary’s Math.’ One lesson with Mary and you would develop an insight into math that would stay [...]