Last April, WGBH (PBS Boston) spent two full days filming my classroom. They were filming various teachers from all over the country with a focus on examples of the Common Core Standard of Mathematical Practice #3 “Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.” It was a great experience resulting in 13 short videos with glimpses into the classrooms of different teachers who work to engage students in discussion and argumentation. Three of them are just of my classroom, and I am in a large part of three of the others. All the videos can be seen on the main site here: http://tinyurl.com/n6pv8cr. My cameos are listed below. **NOTE: If you watch more than two videos, it will ask you to create a (free) account before you can watch any more!
1. What I think of as my main video, showing how kids actually debate in my math class: http://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mtc13.pd.math.deb/encouraging-debate/
2. A short video on how I have students create rules and theorems on their own: http://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mtc13.pd.math.iiaown/ideas-in-action-give-students-ownership/
3. A really short video on vocab in math class: http://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mtc13.pd.math.iiavocab/ideas-in-action-build-student-vocabulary/
I am also partly in these other videos:
5. An overview of the whole PBS project: http://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mtc13.pd.math.overview/overview/
6. Some planning with my math department (in the second half): http://mass.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/mtc13.pd.math.planning/planning/
Enjoy! Thoughts appreciated!