Do we as educators really believe ALL students can be successful in grade level mathematics- even if they arrive in our classrooms not academically ready? Is it possible to engage all learners, despite differences in academic backgrounds, in powerful grade level mathematics? This session will uncover the reasons students disengage in math class and identify specific actions we can take as teachers to change our classroom dynamics. Multiple classroom-tested engagement strategies will be modeled and explained. Attendees will learn how to create math environments rich with discourse, where each student is involved, empowered, and engaged.
Target Audience: K-12 teachers and administrators.