This six-minute video, the first in a series displaying the math teaching techniques of third grade teacher Jen Saul, is an overview of her routines for energizing students, teaching facts and mental math, solving problems and giving individual attention. Other films are cataloged separately.
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s): Building Classroom CultureThis collection provides help for teachers striving to create an environment in which students are empowered to collaborate while solving interesting mathematical problems. When students feel safe in trying new techniques, communicate respectfully, and persist in their efforts, they develop behaviors that support their learning. Several videos and articles showcase techniques and strategies that can be used to help teachers develop a productive classroom culture. This collection supports the Practice Standards and the Process Standards.
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Decimals, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Teacher Saul energizes her students with kinesthetic lessons and drills. Students take an active role in learning and working with one another, including doing their own presentations. A good lesson for all of us to find things in our own personalities and experiences that will fire up students.