You know that feeling where you brain is so filled to capacity with really good information that it hurts? That's how mine is now! Today, tomorrow, and Thursday I am attending a common core math training mainly dealing with constructed response and really using the higher-order thinking skills to prove understanding. The days are gone of multiple choice and welcome to journalling!
My first day take away is this is not a one day process. You have to start on the first day of school modeling what is needed to solve problem. I love the tool belt analogy except now, we're not just giving them the tools... We're giving the belt to in order to be able to explain.
Like most training, I like being social with the people around me. I have a great table of girls who all are thinkers and like sharing. I'm excited to 'pick' their brains to be able to teach 3rd better.
Tomorrow I will hopefully be able to share more concrete ways, but until then...6:15 is coming way early!
P.S. my iPad hates blogger, so layout changes will have to come this weekend when I sit down at my computer. Please turn a blind eye to the hideous header.