I want to have an open relationships with my students and I want them to feel safe discussing any topics, including the more difficult ones like race, culture, religion, etc. I think this saying hanging in the class will foster that idea and is a good way to show your students you are a person always willing to learn and be there for them. This is part of creating a prosocial environment, as our text described in Chapter 4.
Rather than introducing or creating ‘class rules’, these basic tenants are ideals our class holds about our classroom, our work together, and the world. Short, sweet, & easy to remember, these phrases have tremendous power and help build classroom community. Within the first few weeks of school, we discuss (as a class) the implications of these statements asking “How will my actions reflect these beliefs?”
4 Important Things to Include on an Algebra 2 Word Wall
4 important things to add to an Algebra 2 bulletin board. Yes, even big kids like them! This is a snapshot of one part of the word wall in my high school Math classroom. This part is for Algebra 2. I'll have to take photos of the Geometry and Algebra sections too.