Susan Wangen
On Behavior
Last winter I lied to my math class for four whole weeks. Let me explain: In fourth grade we have our students take a pretest, and then, using the results, we group them by how much they already know about the concepts. Last winter, I taught the “high” group. I loved moving at a fast pace and throwing out puzzle challenges. My students seemed thrilled to solve the difficult problems. And why wouldn’t they be? They’d spent the past few years knowing they were “good” at math.For... more