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Part E

Evaluating Communication
  Make a Lesson Plan | Summing Up the Session | Final Journal


First, gather your entries from Journals 1-4 and reread them, editing your original comments as desired. Highlight the questions that were most provocative or productive for you in thinking about communication. Would you like to add to what you have written? If so, go for it.

Here are some questions for your final journal.

Questions to write and reflect about:
  • In your classroom, what do you find is the most important aspect of communication? How does it affect student achievement? How does it affect the classroom climate?
  • Small changes can make big differences. What is one change in your classroom you could make to improve each of your students' ability to communicate for the purpose of learning mathematics? How can you initiate this change? How would you communicate the change to your students? How would you continue implementing the change? How would you measure your success?
  • Imagine that a video team was to arrive tomorrow to tape your class as a study of communication in action. What would the video show? What would you be proud of? What might you want to change?
Three ways to write and reflect:
  • Use pen and paper.
  • Use a word processor.
  • Use the form below.
Be sure to save what you have written before you navigate out of the journal section.


Your work will be displayed in a printer-friendly format to enable you to print.

Thanks for writing in your journal. Please print out these last entries and add them to those for Journals 1-4.

Congratulations -- you've completed the session! If you are someone who is motivated by rewards, give yourself an appropriate one now. You've just completed a substantial amount of work, and you deserve credit.

Next  In the next session, we will address the Problem-Solving Standard.

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