Teach for America
Secondary Math online Teacher Development
Course: Real & Meaningful Discourse
Understand how incorporating discourse in the secondary math classroom influences student learning
Understand the key characteristics of high quality discussion and argumentation in the classroom
Identify the three primary types of classroom discussion
Identify the different activities that inspire each type of discourse
Understand the appropriate lesson placement for the types of discussion activities
Do this if...
Your classroom is currently centered around paper/pencil practice
You wish to incorporate more discussion and reasoning in your lessons
Students have difficulty explaining their thoughts, problem-solving and reasoning either orally or in writing
How will this help me tomorrow?
Help develop problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills
Incorporate new discussion strategies into your bellringer, lesson, or daily practice
Choose a classroom practice strategy that will encourage discourse between learners
Create your own unique website with customizable templates.