The Power of Connection
In our current educational climate, advances in technology around instruction, assessment, and data analysis reign king and changing demands for both teachers and students abound. There are some things that never change: Connection is one of those things. The connection between teacher and student is a powerful tool in helping students grow and learn. Michele Waddy, a first grade teacher in Detroit uses FIM Math and the power of connection to help students connect with their academic growth in mathematics. Each week students practice strategies for mastering key 1st grade skills. Twice a month Michele meets with her students to share with them their progress and celebrate their successes. Michele has seen wonderful growth in her students’ mathematical skills. No doubt the power of connection has played a part in that academic success.
Written by Angela Lewis