Two award-winning teachers create ‘safe’ places to learn

Drop by Hannah Trapani’s mathematics classroom and chances are the teacher will be helping her students figure out a complicated mathematics problem by literally drawing it out. Trapani has been known to have students cut dyed spaghetti into specific lengths and glue the pieces to a graph, to help drive home a lesson. “If they can start visualizing what they’re doing, I think that helps a … [Read more...]