Building a Thinking Classroom – 131

By Chey Cheyney & Pav Wander

Chey and Pav, two experienced middle school teachers from the Greater Toronto Area in Ontario, Canada, take listeners through the in’s and out’s of the field of Teaching, Learning and Leadership. Through their anecdotal, yet often comedic banter, laced with caring insightfulness, they take their audience into a conversation that is surely eye-opening and entertaining, while tackling some of the real, and ever-changing issues that exist in Education.

In Episode 131, Chey and Pav reflect on how they’ve been implementing “Thinking Classrooms” in their respective learning spaces. The “Thinking Classroom” model has been coined by mathematician Dr. Peter Liljedahl and his work of creating math learning spaces that encourage students to think more with their math tasks. This problems based approach has several best practices attached to it (outlined by this edutopia post by Peter, himself) and Chey and Pav talk about a few of the first chapters and how they’ve implemented these strategies. Pav teaches Math and Science, and Chey teaches Language and History – so it has been interesting to see how the two of them use the Thinking Classroom model in different ways to support learning. Learn more about Building Thinking Classrooms from his book found here, and his website. Chey and Pav are always open and willing to engage in meaningful chatter about educational topics. Check out all their content at The Chey and Pav Show! A rich discussion with several a-ha! moments throughout. Tune into this great chat, and as always, be a part of it by tagging @CheyandPav #CheyandPav on X! Tell us what you think, interact, and give us your feedback and reflections. Check out all the podcast episodes, recent and upcoming presentations, the Chey and Pav Blog, and all the other amazing things they are up to at! If you’re looking for dynamic presenters for professional development, or a seminar or keynote address for a conference, please reach out to us at Chey and Pav Educational Services, Inc.

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