How do you give effective feedback to your students? This post provides an overview of how teachers can give effective feedback to students, as well as how you can build the routine for students to have meaningful conversations during peer to peer feedback. This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. What to look for in this post : Peer feedback in the classroom How to give students feedback: Examples of bless, address, and press Examples of student feedback for math activities Giving teachers feedback as an instructional coach If you prefer to hear me talk through this, here is a video featuring all of this content: [0:12] Peer feedback in the classroom I was reading the book 180 Days by Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle with some English teachers in my building, and I loved the description of writing conferences they included. Stude...
  Looking for how to teach classifying polygons for upper elementary math students? Let's talk about what they need to know, plus some teaching tips for polygons and quadrilaterals. We will also discuss how to differentiate instruction. What to look for in this post : Progression of classifying polygons standards for upper elementary school Vocabulary associated with polygons and quadrilaterals Classifying shapes by different categories Teaching polygons and quadrilaterals using the CRA Model Demonstration of teaching classification of polygons Polygon and quadrilateral activities within the CRA model Milestones for students learning to classify polygons Tips for teaching polygons Differentiation for classifying polygons and quadrilaterals Resources for teaching polygons and quadrilaterals If you prefer to hear me talk through this, here is a video featuring all of this content: [0:24] Progression of classifying polygons standards for upper elementary school In this post, we are di...
  Looking for how to introduce and teach adding and subtracting mixed numbers? Let’s talk about using manipulatives, pictures, and algorithms - plus how to regroup fractions and differentiate instruction for students when they add and subtract mixed numbers. What to look for in this post : The progression of the standards for adding and subtracting mixed numbers Teaching using the CRA Model Demonstrating addition of mixed numbers with manipulatives Demonstrating subtraction of mixed numbers with manipulatives Representational modeling of adding and subtracting mixed numbers Teaching the algorithm for adding and subtracting mixed numbers Milestones for adding and subtracting mixed numbers Differentiation for adding and subtracting mixed numbers If you prefer to hear me talk through this, here is a video featuring all of this content: [0:32] The progression of the standards for adding and subtracting mixed numbers In third grade, students learn basic fractions. They learn to identify and...