This week was a stretch for me. I have trouble with prompting the students with direction of researching with their math concepts. I feel like one of the teachers that refuse to venture out. I have a few ideas of how to do this and I need to take the risk and try it. I have several research topics and great examples for the students to follow. I learned from other blogs that I need to teach and monitor students’ websites that they are using and question the purpose of it so we can decide if this is a site we want to use our research from. This was a point that I hadn’t thought of . Another blog suggested to offer websites to the students to help eliminate the issue of what website is okay to use.
I shared with others how puzzles and enrichment has been drawing in my reluctant students. I have one student that comes in some days and refuses to work and problem solving always draws him in. He can’t help it, he loves figuring them out. I have shared Dan Meyer’s video and that was his suggestion to use puzzles to awaken what is already inside the students. I have seen it work in my classroom and suggested it to others.