Collaborative Learning Teams
"Collaborative math teams has changed my practice. I’ve been teaching for over 20 years and I’m going to do this method of teaching for all my units” Darlene, Grade 8 Teacher.
Want to spend less energy AND have engaged students learning and understanding math like never before?Who doesn’t, my course will have you up and running this fall!
This interactive online course will coach you through how and why to use collaborative math teams as the most impactful way of engaging students, differentiating math classes, and achieving substantially better results in conceptual understanding and problem solving skills.
The empowering bonus the students receive by using this style of teaching is the important life skills they develop such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.
This course includes some lesson by lesson guides to get you started and will share resources along the way so that you can find the best problems at the right time for your classes. Real life examples from grade 6,7 and 8 classrooms are included so that you can use experience to overcome obstacles and understand when to intervene for whole-class direct teaching of concepts.
At the end of the course you be fully equipped to smoothly implement collaborative math teams in your classroom.
Nikki is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker. Her ideas are very practical and easy to apply, even for a beginning teacher like me! She came to speak at our school on a Friday, and on the next Monday, I was using her math teams concept to teach my Grade 7/8 class. Thank you Nikki! Daphne Savard, Student Teacher - Middle School
"You have completely changed my whole view on math inside and outside of the classroom.
My classroom has become a lively place to be during math class. Learners are up and moving, actively involved and engaged. I have become very passionate about the shift from math being about a bunch of rules and procedures to students discovering concepts through differentiating instruction and parallel tasks." - Lisa Pushong, Middle School Teacher
“It empowers the kids; it’s student-centered, they’re communicating their understanding at a far greater level than just me at the front of the class just choosing students”
- Dom (Grade 6, Teacher)
“I think it built a better understanding for me by explaining it to my group in different ways and helping them understand”
-Olivia (Grade 8 Student)
“hearing other people’s concepts and ideas helped me understand” – Garrett (Grade 8 Student)
“I can learn the same thing in multiple different ways because my classmates and I all do things differently. Also if I don’t understand someone’s explanation I can try and understand someone else’s”
-Kylie (Grade 8 Student)
“I don’t see kids frustrated. My math class was less exhausting ... and I felt like I was delivering what I needed to them in a more effective way”
- Darlene (Grade 8 Teacher)
For the past 10 years, Nikki has dedicated her professional life to coaching teachers in transforming their math practices and gaining new confidence in their teaching. Through this process teachers also gain confidence in their own mathematical understanding and even learn to love and see the beauty in math.
Nikki is a highly sought after presenter and Professional Development facilitator. Educating Now was born by teachers constantly telling her they need her in their class everyday. This wish is now a reality with lesson by lesson coaching videos and associated resources.
Her passion for math education stems from the transformations she sees in teachers and students when they are engaged, learning conceptually, collaborating, communicating and developing growth mindsets.
Nikki began her career in 2001 and has taught in both Canada and the UK. She discovered the magic of teaching conceptually in 2006 while researching for her Master’s degree in Leadership. Nikki has recently presented at conferences such as the Northwest Mathematics Conference, BCAMT conferences, Tapestry, Surrey Teacher’s Association Conference and is engaged as a consultant with mulitple schools.
Nikki is an energetic speaker who shares the research that she reads voraciously, as well as her own experiences from teaching in the classroom where she puts best-practice strategies into action.
StartGetting Started Part 1 (7:57)
StartGetting Started Part 2 (17:09)
StartBuilding a Math Culture (19:09)
StartChoosing/Creating the Right Types of Tasks (13:19)
StartStarting With the Teams (22:49)
StartFirst Week With the Teams (20:51)
StartEstablishing a Pattern of Goal Setting & Reflecting (24:05)
StartFormative Assessment (23:53)
StartIndividual Assessments (22:49)
StartEnrichment Opportunities (8:14)
StartTroubleshooting as You Move Forward (27:18)
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What else do I get?
In addition to lifetime access to this amazing course you get:
- Certificate of course completion
- Private forum to interact with other course members and Nikki
- Exclusive Collaborative Teams Q&A webinar's with Nikki throughout the year