Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Which Approach To Math Is Better For You? | Research Based vs. Evidence Based Mathematics

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Hi tell me where you're tuning in from and um what grades you're teaching this year that will be great so our topic for today let me push this up our topic for today is evidence-based math versus research-based math and that's our topic .

A lot of people tend to say we need research-based strategies i hear that all the time and the problem is now the problem that we have is that a lot of people don't really understand what they're saying as it pertains to research-based learning .

Or research-based strategies now when i was a master teacher a lot of people don't really care for the teacher advancement program but i learned a lot about you know researching strategies implementing strategies doing all those things that you know were important like it was .

Really really in because my mind works that way so it was great for me to learn how to research strategies take a focus group and do action research which is something i'm going to talk about today and then come back and duplicate that or replicate it for teachers in .

The building so that was great you know and i think as teachers our autonomy has been taken away from us yes our principals are instructional leaders but to be honest with you you eventually become the expert in your classroom and i feel like teachers need to own that title .

And it's not a controversial conversation about pedagogical you know conversations and really different ways that we teach things i think those conversations are healthy and they're much needed but we don't have them we have these .

Cookie-cutter curriculums that don't work for children and that i know that i teach and we have these cookie cutter programs that like pearson and these other companies are putting out and a lot of them do not work if you look up the research behind like .

Activities and those resources that are out there for students a lot of them are for your bell curve students those are those students that are just average that is who we generally teach to that's why when you have a child that's .

Above grade level or child that's below grade level our system doesn't know how to deal with them and i think evidence-based and this is based on my years of experience evidence-based strategies work .

Better than research-based strategies because research based research base just says that it was tried but it may not be practical and i'm going to move on let me see to this lady this and i really like how she broke it down .

And let me move over to here i'm going to because i know i generally don't use this let me see see if i can move this over oh i had this problem last week let me go back up here that one is all righty i'll make it .

Larger and i'm going to change because i don't like this box so let me go up here and change the window here hold on one second so you all can see and move up here there we go all right so evidence based .

Versus and i'm gonna make it bigger so you can see it evidence-based research what's the difference so here she talks about um remove that dr shaywitz so she they said we can help explain so dr sally shea was co-director of yale .

Center for dyslexia and creativity provides a simple explanation and there's a video here that goes with that about the difference between the two terms and how they relate to reading programs and this is just reading but .

It still applies to man she says that um when we're talking about research base she said first it requires that the program was studied by research who were not involved in creating the program in addition the researchers cannot stand the problem how finally the researchers conducted should have the following .

Characteristics and um she was saying that she discusses how research-based means that there are theories behind it but they aren't always proven true and that's what you have to be careful when we're talking about research-based strategies and a lot of textbook companies will .

Throw that stuff out there and say that oh this was true and you know because it's researched but that's not necessarily true and that has always been my argument about research-based things when they talk about that but i believe that evidence base is better .

Because she's saying that she tells how evidence-based means that there is efficacy to back it up basically it has been tried and the practicality is there and um we we talk about these things and teachers feel like you know things that they do in their classrooms .

It's because it some company didn't put it out that's the furthest from the truth i have like even with my math intervention academy my strategies are evidence based meaning that i can replicate those the same success year after year using that same intervention site intervention .

System that i use there's nothing different about it so that's that is evidence-based and that's all you need as a teacher if you're one of those teachers and for me the curriculum in my school district it's never enough it doesn't go far far enough it doesn't go deep enough .

It really just is a guide for me and i create my own learning path for my students i create the my own way to close gaps based on the data from my students and that's where that evidence-based research comes from so now i'm going to .

Move on to action research action research is a look is what you can use in your classroom and if you if you ever like we have district people that come in our classroom all the time and really try to tell us how to teach our students but at the end of the day you know .

Your students so with action research it says action research is a method of systematic inquiry that teachers undertake as researchers of their own practice that's what action research is so when we look at evidence-based strategies and you're going to your data dig you .

Can use this information and talk have a conversation about pedagogy pedagogy is basically instructional strategies how you deliver cert your content the mode in which you deliver it so basically you can say as a teacher as a .

Practitioner that i did your own my own action research of my own practice and it says the inquiry involved in actual research is often visualized in a silicon process two examples which are shown so data collection remember i said .

I always start with the data that's in my classroom that's that starts action research and then um here it says clarifying the situation so on over here it says what is your interpretation of the theory so i have a theory about problem solving i used to teach first grade and .

My data always told me that there were two paths in problem solving one was that there's a math issue and the other one is that there's a reading issue and they're not some they're not the same because the child can do well with the computation .

And the algorithm but when it comes into context that literacy piece brings that math content level down because you have to have the content literacy to do well in mathematics and a lot of my students they got they understood what we were doing but as soon as we put that text .

To it they will fall apart because there was a comprehension issue so my theory was that if i add reading comprehension strategies to my problem solving that it would increase and that was my hypothesis it would increase my students .

Understanding of mathematics and it as well as increasing their problem solving skills and guess what it was true for three years i used redraw right and i added context clues i added um inferencing predictions all of those things that they use in .

Reading i brought it over to math inside the read part of redraw right and to my point is i'm teaching teachers on the starting on the 26th how to do this in their classroom so that they can support the students that read below grade level so that was my theory about .

The problem that was in my classroom and why my data looked the way it did so then um it says here developing an action strategy and putting them into practice so what i did i went out and i started looking for something that would help .

With my kids with deeper learning and thinking and i came across thinking routines so inside of my problem solving i use thinking routine so they have routines like see think wonder our students at our school were struggling with stimuli .

That was charts tables and graphs because those are rigorous um test items because what it starts with there's no text so you have to derive predict what information and really interpret the graph so it's at a higher level anyway so if you have like the tape diagram or .

The bar model or any type of models that increases the level of rigor for any test item and the kids have to be able to know interpret that's why it's so difficult i have seen standardized tests where it's nothing no words just a fraction .

Model and it gives you instructions that is it and then the kids have to go for what they know but those are rigorous because the students you know they have to interpret it and sometimes they don't interpret it the correct way so what i did is .

Implemented those those thinking routines see think wonder zoom in they were zooming in and then sentence phrase word those are the three thinking routines that i use sentence phrase word me it's kind of like context clues you start with the sentence do i .

Understand come down smaller make it a phrase that helps you solve the problem and then what word tells you what or how what operation you're going to use so start here smaller phrase and then worked those were the thinking routines .

And then the last step is analysis and theory so i analyze my data to see if the outcome was what i was looking for and it was because what it did is it supported my kids reading comprehension skills within the context of the math classroom .

And it goes further than content literacy people say well you know i'm not a reading teacher and we just teach the literacy part no you have to support in math no longer can you just teach mathematics anymore it doesn't work like that especially at the high school level .

Yeah you have to support children in that comprehension part because they're not going to understand if you do this i promise you my special education students actually started passing star i didn't i had kids my special ed kids always grew and they always hit their iep goals .

But they knew i could never get them to pass but the first year 2017 when i started using this i had my first special ed students to pass the star test hands down because they have aura administration for standardized tests but i taught them how to think through the problem and .

That's what we have to do and if you are doing things in your classroom i encourage you to say you know what i have evidence-based research and i conducted action research which you can look at google it on the internet and say .

This is what my action research told me and i'm telling you arguing about what how you're going to deliver instruction it doesn't it doesn't solve anything but you have to have the what you're doing in your classroom and the numbers to support it so .

Let me go ahead and recap so when you know if your teacher listening to this or watching this live stream if you're a instructional specialist or principal and if you're supporting teachers encourage teachers to do action research .

And get use their evidence-based strategies you can start with the research-based strategy and get the evidence to support it because certain research-based strategies don't work they work with certain demographics of teach of students for example they have research on high .

Impact tutoring tutoring does not work for kids in high poverty areas first of all a lot of times students that in high poverty areas have multiple siblings and especially if they're students in secondary elementary or upper elementary a lot of those kids have to go get their younger .

Siblings so i am a proponent of getting kids and doing interventions and giving extra time during the school day when we have them because i've had kids have had to get their breath three four brothers and sisters and sit in our class while we did .

Tutoring and it's distraction because the child then becomes the miniature parent is concerned about the kids and not concerned about the work and they need a reprieve so i'm not a fan of that and they would you know people are saying well there's research behind it yes but there's .

Always other qualitative data that the numbers don't capture and that's the situations that students come from and it just doesn't support it all the time and you you're only telling one part of the story but not the other part of children who .

Have siblings and other things that they have to do after school so i hope that we're in 7 59 did a good job today i hope that you all enjoyed me this teaching tip tuesday on evidence versus research-based training with and figure out which one is best for you .

Based on what i have presented tonight and let me know in the comment sections what do you think about research-based strategies when we're talking about this and we go to these conferences but there i always call it um there's theory no practice you know you have all these theories .

About things but you haven't practiced it with not one person so let me know in the comment section what you think about it and guess what i'll see you on


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