Anyone familiar with Odessa, TX knows that the city is a US leader in oil production—an industrial powerhouse in the center of West Texas. What they may not know, however, is that the local school district is leading the way with powerful initiatives of its own.
With the oil industry
Partner schools are launching Teach to One: Math (TTO) across the country, from Charlotte to Miami to Chicago to Phoenix and Texas. Last month, events kicked off with orientations in Ector County Independent School District, where educators in three middle schools met for day-long teacher
[This article originally appeared on EdWeek’s Next Gen in Learning blog]
Making the shift to a student-centered learning model means that schools are reimagining every aspect about how individual students learn. A big part of that change is finding more time for common planning for teachers within a school’s master
What do OrangeTheory Fitness and Teach to One: Math—New Classrooms’ personalized learning model—have in common when it comes to personalized instruction? In an insightful new article by Mike Petrilli, both OrangeTheory and New Classrooms are equivalent analogies in their respective work to improve the workout/learning experience. Specifically, both models are
Performance-based math tasks in Teach to One: Math ensure that students apply their knowledge to solve problems using real-world scenarios. Integrated over multiple sessions, TTO’s math tasks are designed to dive into the conceptual, procedural, and applied understanding of multiple mathematical skills, and to explore the connections between these skills.
When Tulsa Public School teacher Elizabeth Noordyke considers the benefits of the her high school’s adoption of Teach to One: Math over the past three years, a big one is stronger relationships with teacher colleagues, which has helped her collaborate on lessons, troubleshoot classroom issues, and share effective practices. But
Last week, New Classrooms held its third annual Geek Out, a gathering of supporters and advocates for personalized learning. The evening event included a dynamic lineup of speakers, and we’re excited to share some of the highlights. Today’s post features remarks from a fifth-grade student in New Jersey who is […]
How significant of a role does mindset play in a student’s ability to learn? New brain research out of Stanford University offers us a reminder of the power of positive thinking in mathematics. Researchers at Stanford’s School of Medicine explored the cognitive connections between students’ attitudes toward learning mathematics and […]
When transitioning to personalized learning models such as Teach to One, one of the biggest shifts for teachers to embrace a collaborative teaching culture, or what we like to call, going from being neighbors to roommates. In traditional classroom models, teachers typically teach their own students in their own classrooms.