Coach name: Jenesis Byrne
District: Big Shoulders Fund School - Chicago
Grade band: 6th Grade
Description: The teacher lead students in a math talk before beginning the day’s lesson. The comfort level came across as one-after-the-other the students shared answers different from their classmates and then went back and explained their thoughts. During this short routine students were able to catch mistakes in arithmetic, and misconceptions in their thinking and understanding. It was a very powerful 5 minutes. P.S. The students begged to do a second one!