When you hear the name Barbara Flaten-Orr, you may associate her with teaching music, dance, drama and visual arts at Regina Public Schools. But math, not so much! Well, you would be surprised at how Barb has taken to the subject since tackling different challenges in her teaching practice. Using the structure of Explore +4, the grade 4 students and staff at École Centennial School make math instruction relevant, hands-on, personal all within a structured environment.
The lesson starts off in the 'Lesson Circle' where students, together with their teacher, have established norms on 'I Charts' that they refer to before and during every lesson. These are reviewed throughout the lesson to ensure all participants, including the teacher, are on track and maximize their learning time together.
Awesome work École Centennial School Team!