Discipline: Professional Resources
Author(s): Rozlynn Dance, Tessa Kaplan
Want students to understand—really understand—and retain the math they’re learning? Focus on building your classroom community first.
In Thinking Together, veteran teachers Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan explore nine beliefs that lead to a powerful community of learners. When students are part of a classroom where they feel valued and included, they are more likely to take risks, ask questions, and grow exponentially as mathematicians.
Rozlynn and Tessa tell us, “We must create a kind, caring, trusting community of learners who feel comfortable tackling the unknown, taking risks, and making mistakes.” This book doesn’t pretend teaching is simple—instead, it celebrates the potential in the everyday messiness of learning together. Each chapter includes: