Resolutions
for (Maths) Teachers
Colleen Young
Some thoughts and ideas
for your classroom...
Some thoughts and ideas
for your classroom...
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Know thy impact – John Hattie
This year I will ....
Know my impact and strive to be
an ’expert’ teacher
Consider Hattie’s ...
Remind my students about being
‘gritty’!
If their attitude is right – all the
usual expectations follow!
Expectations – Gr...
This year I will ....
Be conscious of my own mindset as
well as developing a growth mindset
in my students
Expectations – ...
This year I will ....
Plan lessons efficiently remembering
it’s all about what the students are
learning, how they will le...
Lesson Planning
Start lessons promptly and calmly.
Bell Work
This year I will ....
Use a greater variety of starters to
engage students.
Use starters (and plenaries and any
time!) for recall...and hints of...
Use a greater variety of starters to
engage students.
Including starters for the older students
...
Starters and Plenaries...
Bell Work Diagnostic Questions
Rich Questions
WolframAlpha
Check work with
Here’s the diagram....what’s the question?
Recall – Calculus mini-test
Recall – Calculus mini-test
Ask great questions.
Pose questions to address misconceptions.
Pose questions which require higher order
thinking skills.
...
Simon Singh on Mathematics Teaching
This year I will ....
Baffle my students!
“It strikes me that the most able
students n...
Get the students to ask great questions.
Let the students know that their great
questions mean they are learning.
This yea...
Make sure key vocabulary is defined,
understood and used by all.
This year I will ....
Reference for Students
Use a good variety of activities, always
thinking about the learning first.
Integrate rich tasks into my normal
classroom ...
Remind my students that good
mathematicans can go backwards!
This year I will ....
Good Mathematicans Can Go Backwards
Remember that a diagram speaks a lot
of words..
This year I will ....
From Ratio and Proportion
Remember that a little colour can make
things clear
This year I will ....
Colour in Mathematics Colourful Mathematics
Look out for great resources for learning
and create some where necessary but be
aware of time spent...
...because I want ...
Not be fooled by poor proxies for
learning!
In any lessons – including my own!
This year I will ....
Help my students to recall information.
Highlighting is a waste of time! Mini-Tests
This year I will ....
RAG 123
This year I will try RAG 123
Give my students clear and frequent
feedback.
The most powerful single modification
that enhances achievement is feedback....
Give my students clear and frequent
feedback.
Use a variety of feedback techniques.
Verbal Feedback Dollops of Feedback
Th...
Give my students clear and frequent
feedback.
Help my students to become experts at
assessing their own work.
Verbal Feedb...
Give my students
time to respond to feedback.
Verbal Feedback Dollops of Feedback
This year I will ....
Do you give students enough
time to reflect?
Keep on using resources that students
can then use at home.
Top >10 Maths Websites for Students
This year I will ....
Calc...
Finish my lessons well! Plenary
By that I mean a structured end to the
lesson appropriate to that lesson and that
class.
P...
Use a greater variety of homework
activities. For example:
• Set questions with solutions and mark schemes
• Prepare ahead...
Independent Homework
This year I will ....
Use a greater variety of homework
activities. For example:
• Let the students c...
Record learning behaviours and give
students access to their records.
This year I will ....
ClassCharts
Remember that professional development can
happen every day!
So many great articles / books / blogs out there!
Reading
Thi...
Organise all my ideas and
resources so I can find them again!
Searching for things ...
This year I will ....
And for your students ....
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  1. 1. Resolutions for (Maths) Teachers Colleen Young
  2. 2. Some thoughts and ideas for your classroom...
  3. 3. Some thoughts and ideas for your classroom... Slides include hyperlinks to further information Hyperlinks here
  4. 4. Know thy impact – John Hattie This year I will .... Know my impact and strive to be an ’expert’ teacher Consider Hattie’s Mind Frames and five dimensions of teaching
  5. 5. Remind my students about being ‘gritty’! If their attitude is right – all the usual expectations follow! Expectations – Gritty Students This year I will ....
  6. 6. This year I will .... Be conscious of my own mindset as well as developing a growth mindset in my students Expectations – Gritty Students Carol Dweck on mindset
  7. 7. This year I will .... Plan lessons efficiently remembering it’s all about what the students are learning, how they will learn it and how will they progress from here? Lesson Planning
  8. 8. Lesson Planning
  9. 9. Start lessons promptly and calmly. Bell Work This year I will ....
  10. 10. Use a greater variety of starters to engage students. Use starters (and plenaries and any time!) for recall...and hints of things to come! By starter I mean a structured beginning to the lesson appropriate to that lesson and that class. Starters and Plenaries Bell Work This year I will ....
  11. 11. Use a greater variety of starters to engage students. Including starters for the older students ... Starters and Plenaries Bell Work This year I will ....
  12. 12. Bell Work Diagnostic Questions
  13. 13. Rich Questions
  14. 14. WolframAlpha Check work with
  15. 15. Here’s the diagram....what’s the question?
  16. 16. Recall – Calculus mini-test
  17. 17. Recall – Calculus mini-test
  18. 18. Ask great questions. Pose questions to address misconceptions. Pose questions which require higher order thinking skills. Rich Questions Misconceptions Bloomin’ Mathematics This year I will ....
  19. 19. Simon Singh on Mathematics Teaching This year I will .... Baffle my students! “It strikes me that the most able students need to be in a state of regular bafflement, enjoying the fact that they are wrestling with new concepts, and having the confidence to know that they will resolve confusions with a bit (maybe quite a bit) of mental effort. Simon Singh
  20. 20. Get the students to ask great questions. Let the students know that their great questions mean they are learning. This year I will .... Diagnostic Questions by Year 7
  21. 21. Make sure key vocabulary is defined, understood and used by all. This year I will .... Reference for Students
  22. 22. Use a good variety of activities, always thinking about the learning first. Integrate rich tasks into my normal classroom practice. I’m Looking For .... Rich Tasks AfL This year I will ....
  23. 23. Remind my students that good mathematicans can go backwards! This year I will .... Good Mathematicans Can Go Backwards
  24. 24. Remember that a diagram speaks a lot of words.. This year I will .... From Ratio and Proportion
  25. 25. Remember that a little colour can make things clear This year I will .... Colour in Mathematics Colourful Mathematics
  26. 26. Look out for great resources for learning and create some where necessary but be aware of time spent... ...because I want to spend time planning my lessons and thinking about my students’ learning and how I’m going to help them understand and make it stick. And how will I know what they know? Looking for Resources This year I will ....
  27. 27. Not be fooled by poor proxies for learning! In any lessons – including my own! This year I will ....
  28. 28. Help my students to recall information. Highlighting is a waste of time! Mini-Tests This year I will ....
  29. 29. RAG 123 This year I will try RAG 123
  30. 30. Give my students clear and frequent feedback. The most powerful single modification that enhances achievement is feedback. The simplest prescription for improving education must be “dollops of feedback”. Hattie, J.A. (1992). Measuring the effects of schooling. Australian Journal of Education Feedback Progression This year I will ....
  31. 31. Give my students clear and frequent feedback. Use a variety of feedback techniques. Verbal Feedback Dollops of Feedback This year I will ....
  32. 32. Give my students clear and frequent feedback. Help my students to become experts at assessing their own work. Verbal Feedback Dollops of Feedback This year I will ....
  33. 33. Give my students time to respond to feedback. Verbal Feedback Dollops of Feedback This year I will ....
  34. 34. Do you give students enough time to reflect?
  35. 35. Keep on using resources that students can then use at home. Top >10 Maths Websites for Students This year I will .... Calculators & Tools
  36. 36. Finish my lessons well! Plenary By that I mean a structured end to the lesson appropriate to that lesson and that class. Plenaries Lesson Endings This year I will ....
  37. 37. Use a greater variety of homework activities. For example: • Set questions with solutions and mark schemes • Prepare ahead • Revise and Recall • Rich Tasks • Use Online Resources • Vocabulary • Reflective Writing • Collaborate online • Do two! Homework Ideas This year I will ....
  38. 38. Independent Homework This year I will .... Use a greater variety of homework activities. For example: • Let the students choose their own tasks!
  39. 39. Record learning behaviours and give students access to their records. This year I will .... ClassCharts
  40. 40. Remember that professional development can happen every day! So many great articles / books / blogs out there! Reading This year I will ....
  41. 41. Organise all my ideas and resources so I can find them again! Searching for things ... This year I will ....
  42. 42. And for your students .... The 11 Commandments
  43. 43. Mathematics for Students Mathematics, Learning and Technology
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