NEA is a great tool. My children will benefit from using the scaffolds. I think it is important to get children to read and articulate the question in helping them comprehend and transform the information. I beat Daniel!
Wow i did Newmans todaywithout even realising. It's great for problem solving, especially the reading aloud. Getting them to talk through their working out helps us to see where they are at with their prob solv strat. Great work on the scaffold we came up with today K-2 :)
Damn Dee beat me!!!!
Whoops i forgot to say we should create a poster! hey Hollie :)
I have used Newman's Error Analysis before but have not used it as a teaching tool. I'll be using the posters in my classroom.
I did a problem solving lesson and my class really needed the prompts. Worked well when I provided the scaffold but when given problem without the scaffold they struggled to work through the problem and stopped at the second or third step. Will need to develop visual scaffolds I think. They love the problem solving though! Super motivated in these activities!
I look forward to seeing the resources you all develop to prompt and scaffold your students. I am excited by the strategies we all keep developing and the discussions our TPL sessions are generating. One of the reasons I chose to become a principal was to work on professional learning as a real practice orientated approach with teachers supporting each other at the coal face as opposed to the top down methods of 'experts' telling the practitioners how to do their core business. Don't get me wrong there is a place for theory and lectures/information transmission but it needs to be balanced with the practical realities of the individual classroom. So thank you all from embracing this lesson study and TPL approach.
The use of NEA as a teaching tool has resounding results. Students feel far more comfortable approaching the unknown. I have a scaffold that I will be using to help senior students develop independence when facing the unknown - next is giving them tools / strategies to attack a problem.
My class did some word problems using prompts to help them work through the answer. NEA really helped the more able but some of the able and less able needed more visual prompts to help them. Those ESL students were tripped up by the language in the prompts.
The prompts have definitely helped my students accurately solve problems. We did a lesson where they created their own visuals to remind them of each prompt, which helped them take ownership over the process and understand each step.