Frequency: 2 book club meetings per book/ 2 sessions per week
Time: See below
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: FREE! *Purchase of the book is highly encouraged for participation.
Buying a Book? Both print and eBook formats are available. Please consider potential shipping delays for print books during this time.
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December 1st & 3rd / 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET
Moderators: Ricky Robertson, Victoria Romero, Amber Warner
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact teachers and learners adversely. Addressing how to manage stress, anxiety, and trauma is a needed priority. Although Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences was written with a traditional school setting in mind, the authors will share how strategies for strengthening staff and student resilience and developing a tiered system for supporting social-emotional development can be easily adapted to fit distance/blended and reentry into traditional environments.
December 8th & 10th / 3:30pm PT / 6:30pm ET
Moderator: Peg Smith, Miriam Sherin, Victoria Bill, and Michael Steele
Discussions can be challenging for teachers who are trying to build on and honor students thinking while at the same time ensure that the mathematical ideas that at the heart of a lesson are clear and public. The five practices – anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting – provide a model for effectively using student responses in whole-class discussions in ways that make discussions more manageable for teachers and moderate the degree of improvisation needed during the lesson. The 5 Practices model, however, it is not without its challenges. Recent work related to the 5 Practices focuses on identifying the challenges associated with each of the practices and illustrating ways that teachers can address those challenges. In these sessions, participants will explore the challenges through active engagement around planning and implementing a grade-level appropriate mathematical task.