Long before everyone’s attention suddenly turned to learning loss this year, Chrissy worked for years on pioneering approaches to address multi-year gaps in math understanding within the context of grade-level work. Now, she’s distilled what she’s learned into a powerful yet simple 5-step process that any educator can use tomorrow. And, she shares how her potty-training journey with her son showed her the importance of stepping into students’ shoes to understand what their blockers might be - what feels discouraging and demotivating to them - and address them with compassion.
Summary & Highlights:
In this episode, Chrissy shares details about the 5-part framework teachers and leaders can use to help create a bridge to grade-level math, including:
why it’s important to get clear on your instructional values so you can test your decisions against them
how to invest your key stakeholders, including the most important ones - your students
the value of providing students with an entry point, like a Notice and Wonder routine, to grade-level content
why you shouldn’t shy away from deep thinking even with students who struggle