One thing that I have learned thus far as a result of my fellowship is just how much student-centered instruction really affects students. Student-centered instruction includes developing and maintaining a meaningful relationship with the students. when I had classes with only one type of student population the relationship was strong, I realized that my relationship is not as strong anymore. This will change this year.
One thing I plan to do differently this year is to pay attention to my classroom climate and how students feel in my room. I plan to develop more of a relationship with my students that is not solely content focused. I will try to help change the attitude of students to increase the motivation and interest in students within the math class. I found this video clip inspirational:
Close the “ATTITUDE GAP” and the achievement gap will follow!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0pD1Bd64zk