A Year in the Life: Ambient Math Wins the Race to the Top!
For one year, 365 days, this blog will address the Common Core Standards from the perspective of creating an alternate, ambient learning environment for math. Ambient is defined as “existing or present on all sides, an all-encompassing atmosphere.” And ambient music is defined as: “Quiet and relaxing with melodies that repeat many times.
Why ambient? A math teaching style that’s whole and all encompassing, with themes that repeat many times through the years, is most likely to be effective and successful. Back in the blog saddle after a week away. We have a new website! Please take a tour, it’s new and improved! Back to the last CCSS ELA post tomorrow, then on to the Grade 2 Mathematical Practice Standards. Then a grand Grade 2 finale, not sure what yet, but it will be grand.
For today, here’s a wonderful post by a parent who shares what she learned working in a Waldorf Kindergarten for a year. It’s an excellent portrait of Waldorf beginnings and overall philosophy, one that can be universally applied to all parenting. See the post here.
Knowledge ensues in an environment dedicated to imaginative, creative knowing, where student and teacher alike surrender to the ensuing of knowledge as a worthy goal. Tune in tomorrow for the last of the Common Core ELA standards and their ambient counterparts.
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