Do you have a class that seems jittery, unfocused, inefficient, and with some behavior problems that are difficult to deal with? A simple solution to many of these issues for a large proportion of students is brain breaks.
Imagine working non-stop, learning new things all day, and trying to retain it all without much of a break in between. It’s probably fair enough to say that your focus will start to dwindle as the day goes on, the ability to absorb information will fade, and the quality of work will reduce. Hence, a not so calm and unfocused classroom will result too.
For many parents and teachers, there is nothing more important than helping children succeed. Like adults, some kids are naturally more motivated and have a positive outlook. So how do you help those who struggle or tend to give up when class assignments or homework becomes challenging?
Using Math Mysteries in the classroom is a fun way to mix things up when consolidating and/or reviewing math skills. However, for some classrooms, it can be a little bit challenging to keep excited students contained from sharing 'classified' information. To prevent clue or mystery solution 'spills' happening, I recommend setting up some Math Mystery expectations for your class. Read on to find out my suggestions for rules and a free poster download to use.
A 21st century School Teacher, Mother, and Wife.
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