How to build community in math class?
Rajihah Coaxum, a math teacher in East Harlem’s Central Park East 2 School, loved what she learned about restorative circles at a Morningside Center training. But how to incorporate circles into her math class?
She came up with a creative idea that she says reminds her students that “everybody has a voice, it’s an inclusive community, and everybody’s thoughts are valid.” See Elizabeth Green’s article, and some beautiful pictures, in Chalkbeat.
"The news of the police shootings in Dallas on July 6 was still unfolding Friday morning, as I was getting ready to co-facilitate a restorative circle with colleagues at Morningside Center. The circle was to prepare us for the 5-day professional development training we’d be doing with educators over the summer — a new version of our training that includes material on 'celebrating identity' and 'standing up to oppression.' Extremely relevant, it turned out, in the context of the week’s events.”
Read Marieke van Woerkom's latest In the Circle blogpost.
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- New York Times reports on our cutting edge coaching process.
- Education Week features our 4Rs Program.
- Live, Research & Learn: WT Grant blogpost shares insights from our 26-year collaboration with researchers.
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