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Where is Brenda Martin when you need her? Who is Brenda Martin you ask? She was my first grade teacher at Howard Perrin Elementary School in Benton, Arkansas. The reason I ask this is Miss Martin had a real knack for getting to the bottom of what was causing incivility between folks. It’s been 39 years since I first met her, but I can still recall her familiar inquiry “kids what seems to be the problem?” This question got your attention quickly because at times she could be as intimidating …
About 400 elementary teachers from across the nation will gather in Little Rock this week for the first time that Arkansas has hosted a conference about Cognitively Guided Instruction.
CGI is a professional development program that focuses on math for grades K-3 and has attracted widespread interest throughout Arkansas.
Cognitively Guided Instruction is an elementary-level mathematics professional development program based on an integrated program of research on four components:
the development of students’ mathematical thinking,
instruction that influences that development,
teachers’ knowledge and beliefs that influence their instructional practice, and
the way that teachers’ knowledge, beliefs …