Mathegramming Academy continued to engage with the teachers of Vaasavi International School to support them learn and design a program that will work for their school. This week’s teacher training session left participants inspired and equipped with innovative teaching methodologies. The program delved into reflections on system principles, Mathegramming project demos, algebraic tiles, and designing classes with Conscious full System Response (CFSR).
Reflections on System Principles:
The teacher training session kickstarted with an enlightening reflection by teachers on system principles. Educators reflected on their understanding of how components within a system interact and influence each other. Teachers learned how to apply the principles of systems and culture in their classrooms, considering the dynamics between students, curriculum, and teaching methods. By incorporating system thinking into their teaching approach, instructors can develop more holistic and effective educational strategies.
Mathegramming Project Demos:
One of the highlights of this session was the demonstration of Mathegramming projects by the team based on concepts that the teachers had brought up in the past. Mathegramming, an innovative teaching method that combines visual mathematics with programming and creating projects, captivated the teachers’ attention. The team showcased interactive projects that demonstrate complex mathematical concepts and science topics through fun and engaging scratch programs. It sparked excitement among the educators as they realized the potential of integrating technology into their lessons to enhance students’ learning experiences.
Introduction to Algebraic Tiles:
Algebra can be a challenging subject for students, but the training session introduced a powerful tool for teaching algebraic concepts: algebraic tiles. Educators were given hands-on experience in using algebraic tiles to demonstrate factorization, forming equations, and exploring algebraic identities. The teachers felt that the tactile nature of algebraic tiles helps students visualize abstract algebraic expressions, making the learning process more accessible and enjoyable. Teachers left the session equipped with a new approach to demystifying algebra for their students.
Designing Classes using Conscious Full System Response (CFSR): CFSR, an emerging teaching methodology, emphasizes creating a conscious and responsive learning environment. Teachers were guided on how to design their classes by considering the needs, interests, and learning styles of their students. The CFSR approach encourages teachers to be adaptable, intuitive, and empathetic in their interactions with students. This fosters a positive and inclusive learning atmosphere that encourages active participation and academic growth.
The teacher training session at Vaasavi International School was an enriching and empowering experience for all participants. As educators, they discovered new and innovative ways to inspire and educate their students effectively. The insights gained from the sessions on system principles, Mathegramming, algebraic tiles, and CFSR will undoubtedly impact their teaching practices positively.
Vaasavi International School’s commitment to providing quality education extends not only to its students but also to its educators, ensuring they are equipped with the best tools and knowledge to make a lasting impact on the lives of their students.
Through such transformative teacher training initiatives, Vaasavi International School fosters an environment of growth, creativity, and excellence in education.