Engaging, Motivating & Practical Math Strategies
Mathematics Scholar with
30+ Years of Professional Experience.
Michelle’s passion has led her to many ventures, such as administration, instructional coaching, teaching, and district level positions. She recently returned to the classroom for a few years, she has fresh insight and a renewed passion for implementing instructional practices in mathematics for student success. Michelle's 32 years in education have been on Title I campuses. She has earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Mathematics and a second degree in School Administration. She has served as an administrator at various levels, including high schools and middle schools that have seen great growth. People began coming to her, asking her the secret! They did not believe her when she began telling them how they could have fun working hard, but they tried it, too! She now speaks at national, regional, and state conferences about math instruction, instructional coaching, and building effective teams. Working with various campuses, she enjoys working with teachers and staff to stay student-focused for academic success by building relationships enabling educators to have the courage to shape a better future.
The 4 Levels of Conferencing
Informal To Formal
Individual, Small group, Peer
PURPOSE OF GRADUALLY LENGTHENING THE STUDENT ROLE:
Student takes on more of a leadership role
PURPOSE OF GUIDED CONFERENCING
Guide students via questions and observations about data and behavior.
Work together to make cause and effect connections and draw conclusions.
PURPOSE OF MOVING FROM INFORMAL TO FORMAL CONFERENCING:
Students can lead conversations and ask questions. They can then express their disconnect between their learning and proficiency so that they can begin to see cause and effect relationships and practice drawing conclusions.
They can begin explaining their thoughts as to why they are learning or not learning.
They can begin to plan a roadmap of strategies to experiment with how they learn best and make connections between what works and does not work.
PURPOSE OF THIS CONFERENCE:
The student leads the conference.
The student plans a goal orientated conference.
The student is reflective about their progress and develops their own plan to adjust and move forward
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