Curriculum Artifacts

by MmeMete
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature

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Curriculum Artifacts

The book Making Math Meaningful by Marian Small helped me to reject the use of worksheets in primary math classes. I recognized that inquiry-based math, which focuses on student interests, is much more engaging and useful than any worksheet. Sometimes I use the book as a reference for provocations to challenge students to invent and solve their own problems. The constructivist mathematical environment provides a solid foundation for future understanding as the mathematics “curriculum ceases to be a “thing” and instead becomes more of a process, an action, an engagement with and in the world” (Miller, 2014, p.15). Using manipulatives, students create multiple solutions to problems, share perspectives, and model strategies. Making Math Meaningful helped me better reflect on my practice to create a more inclusive learning environment.

Inclusive Curriculum

Curriculum Artifacts

“[C]urriculum cannot be precisely planned – it evolves as a living organism as opposed to a machine which is precise and orderly” (Lunenburg, 2011, p.5).Students come to school with a backpack of experiences that affect how they make-meaning. We cannot predict their sad, angry or happy outbursts that may be the result of parental or peer interactions. Emotional well-being, self-regulation and empathy are important to highlight in the classroom in order to build community and relieve emotional stressors. The stories I chose provide opportunities for my students to link and share their personal narratives or reconnect with their peers. I have found that when a student’s emotions are recognized, they are more likely to be interested in new inquiries. Social-emotional literacy and character development is dynamic and responsive to students’ individual needs.

Responsive Curriculum

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