Keyed In, Logged On, Charged Up! Paraprofessionals Connecting with 21st Century Learners Dr. Miranda Brand Ludmila Battista Verlinda Ruble 29th National Conference for Paraprofessionals & Related Service Providers May 12-14, 2011 Harrisburg, PA Effective Strategies for a Skilled Paraprofessional Workforce
Based on your own attitude about math, do you have high expectations for your students to achieve in math? Why or why not?
Stop and think! Do you personally believe a ‘culture of equity’ is necessary or even possible? Children with learning disabilities, children from impoverished homes, English language learners—can all these children learn to think mathematically?
Red Pen Technique - immediate feedback is extremely important for students! In my school we used a technique called the "red pen technique" when grading assessments. Students will use the “Red Pen” technique to receive immediate reinforcement on correct responses to questions. The teacher will collect all assessments and will mark each child’s paper with the number correct
You have just been assigned to help out in the third grade math classroom where you will be working with one gifted student, one student who was involved in a bicycle accident and has significant memory problems due to his injuries, 2 average students, an English Language Learner, and 2 remedial students who are in danger of failing third grade because they are not passing math. As you can imagine many of your students have a distinctive lack of confidence in their math abilities.
You’ve noticed that these students seem to have a variety of multiple intelligence strengths.
How would you go about teaching this group how to convert 330 minutes into hours and minutes? Based on today’s presentation, what strategies would be the most important for your group’s success?