Session is entitled: Gender-based classrooms, what's this all about? The intended audience is rising 3rd-5th grade parents. Place: Media Center.
Gender-based classrooms are a researched-based process of educating students. Students have an opportunity to learn concepts with students with similar interest. There are schools of research thought that suggest that boys and girls learn in different styles. Our goal as a school is to always provide students with research-based strategies of a variety of ways to increase student achievement and to reach ALL students regardless of gender, race, grade-level or skill-level. We will explore in 2014-2015 opportunities to pair students up with like peers for optimum learning opportunities. Our initial focus will extend to third-fifth graders. They will be able to provide the much needed documented data, and oral responses, concerning how the process is working. We will keep you posted of our progress. Please click on the link to view a slide presentation for an example of how gender-based learning strategies are working in another district.
Mrs. Stafford is a 5th grade teacher. She also serves as Grade-Chairperson and leads the Social Studies Curriculum as the Chairperson. In addition, she serves as the Data Analysis Focus team Chairperson. She teaches an " all girls" gender-based classroom and is proud of the work of her students. Great Job Mrs. Stafford! We are proud of you!
Fairview continues to participate in an outstanding educational website to help your child master fundamental and advanced mathematics skills. First In Math activities employ deep practice techniques to rapidly increase computation, problem solving, and critical thinking in math. Please go to www.firstinmath.com and allow your child to type in the user ID/Password. Please encourage your child to utilize free time during the summer, school breaks, weekends, and afterschool to work on First In Math activities.