About This Show
We believe that education should be about authentic preparation for life in a real-world environment. To be ready for life, students need to practice life. They want to learn by practicing the skills, ideas, and habit they need to thrive in life beyond the test, beyond high school, and beyond college.
We want students engaged in learning by doing and actively participating in their own education. This is the very foundation of this podcast.
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Most Recent Episode
PBL Meets Math through Cognitively Guided Instruction
Renee Smith, Math Consultant and professional learning guru, is in the studio for this week’s episode of Practicing PBL. Renee shares her thoughts about how to shift the traditional approach to teaching math (“I do, we do, you do”) to a more inquiry, problem-solving approach, using the Cognitively Guided Instruction approach.
about Renee Smith:
Renee began teaching math in, of all places, a maximum security prison. “I was 21 years old and 99 lbs. soaking wet.” Some of her students were convicted murderers and as scary as it sounds, it was incredibly sad. Many of those men had failed in the school system and then turned to crime. That early experience with public school dropouts cemented her resolve to help future students understand and succeed in the area of mathematics. To that end Renee dedicated 16 years to the classroom, teaching 5th grade math and up through Algebra.
Renee has presented at the local, state, and national levels but her most worthwhile experience at ESSDACK has been working to take the fear out of math for teachers and students alike.
Renee’s podcasts include “By the Numbers,” “Just Desserts,” and “Math Snacks.”
http://by-thenumbers.org/ (http://by-thenumbers.org/) CGI Supports:
email Renee: firstname.lastname@example.org
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