math mural - Raizel KellyCommon Core Math has rocked the world of educators, administrators, parents, and students, but Hollenbeck Middle School in Los Angeles has embraced student collaboration for the win! In this KPCC article, we get a chance to see the impact of culture shift when the teacher makes a conscious effort to let the students productively struggle together.

Instead of relying on teachers for step-by-step directions for solving each math problem, students rely more on their textbooks — and on each other — to learn concepts. -Kyle Stokes/KPCC

While we know this kind of change doesn’t happen overnight, the question we can all be asking ourselves is, “How can I prioritize student collaboration today in my classroom?”

Read the entire article here, and continue to spark your own curiosity!

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