As part of a recent lesson, Shipley first graders shared problems they've encountered and how they solved them. These are their tips!
Topics: Lower School
Picture this: there’s an instructor at the front of the class, and she’s teaching students how to read.
With today's students knowing how to use tech before they can talk, conversation around online safety have to start earlier than ever before. Below, Debra Finger, Assistant Director of Educational Technology and Lower School Technology Coach, outlines the best age-appropriate ways to talk tech with Lower School students.
In this week’s post, Shipley’s Assistant Director of Educational Technology and Lower School Technology Coach Deb Finger gives her top 4 app recommendations for young readers.
1) Understand the Math in Focus approach to teaching and learning. (Hint: It’s about learning how to think, not memorizing formulas.)
The goal of a mathematical classroom is not to race to the answer, but to learn how to think. We do that by asking questions like: How did you get that answer? Is there another way? How many ways are there? What do we know? What can we do? What is the same? Different? We don’t give students the formula right away. Instead, they discover it themselves through guided learning. Memorizing formulas and rules is not abstract thinking. In fact, it completely shuts down students’ thinking.