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The Intentional Teach Project is an exploration into teaching (and living) more intentionally -- in a way that appreciates learning as the partnership it is, prioritizes the well-being of and connection amongst students and teachers, and embraces an inquiry-based, student-driven approach to teaching and learning.If you're a teacher and you're open to exploring a more whole-child approach in your interactions with students (while honoring your own whole-person needs as well!), you're in the right place. This podcast will explore topics like student behavior, classroom cultures, engaging inquiry-based instruction, student-driven learning, trauma-informed practices, mindfulness, self-care and teacher mental health. Sound good? If so, here's your official welcome: you belong here!

Intentional Teach Project Nicole VanTassel

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The Intentional Teach Project is an exploration into teaching (and living) more intentionally -- in a way that appreciates learning as the partnership it is, prioritizes the well-being of and connection amongst students and teachers, and embraces an inquiry-based, student-driven approach to teaching and learning.If you're a teacher and you're open to exploring a more whole-child approach in your interactions with students (while honoring your own whole-person needs as well!), you're in the right place. This podcast will explore topics like student behavior, classroom cultures, engaging inquiry-based instruction, student-driven learning, trauma-informed practices, mindfulness, self-care and teacher mental health. Sound good? If so, here's your official welcome: you belong here!

    14 Using Vertical Whiteboards To Promote Student Thinking And Engagement [Part 2]

    14 Using Vertical Whiteboards To Promote Student Thinking And Engagement [Part 2]

    In Part 2, I'm sharing the logistics of getting started with vertical non-permanent surfaces (aka vertical whiteboards) -- a strategy to promote student thinking and engagement discussed in Building Thinking Classrooms In Mathematics by Peter Liljedahl.  I'll share how I've set them up, how I prepared my students, and what it looks like during class time -- plus what I'm loving and what I'm still working out when it comes to this strategy!


    Resources Referenced:
    Visible Learning for Mathematics, Grades K-12: What Works Best to Optimize Student LearningBuilding Thinking Classrooms in MathematicsMathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Mathematics, Inspiring Messages and Innovative TeachingMindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 5

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    • 38 min
    13 Exploring Alternative Workspaces For Thinking Classrooms [Part 1]

    13 Exploring Alternative Workspaces For Thinking Classrooms [Part 1]

    This year, I'm exploring a "structural" tweak in my classroom and instruction -  something I've never tried before but am pretty excited to experiment with! And that is: the idea of utilizing vertical working spaces to encourage more thinking and engagement!  After reading Building Thinking Classrooms In Mathematics this summer, this was one of the strategies I was most excited (and nervous!) about -- while inquiry isn't a stranger, this approach is all new to me, too.

    In Part 1, I'll share the basic idea, as well as the reasons I'm giving it a go -- what "the research" says about vertical non-permanent surfaces (aka whiteboards and chalkboards) and why they impact student thinking and engagement. In Part 2, I'll dig into putting-it-into-practice and share all of my ups and downs with this new learning strategy! 


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    Nicole VanTassel
    iExploreScience

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    • 19 min

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court.mess ,

So glad you’re back!!

I loved the Teaching Science in 3D podcast and currently am holding back tears that it is paused because of how much it helped me learn to teach ngss phenomena.

However, I started listening to this podcast and thought THIS IS WHAT WE NEED. Your reach can now spread to all content areas, which is amazing because teachers need your positive inspiration and ideas. You put into words the things I am thinking about for my middle/high schoolers and myself. You are so aligned with everything I believe in as a teacher - I only wish I had you as a coworker!

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