My students need a laminating machine and laminating pouches so that we can protect our math paper games.
Teaching for me was a calling, or so I thought, until I met, started working with, and now devote all my time to this energetic set of students I call mine. My students are from diverse backgrounds, each with unique needs, strengths, learning styles and comfort levels in various teaching concepts. They are special because of their eagerness to learn new concepts, their dedication to staying on task, and their willingness to help each other using the little instructional resources they have. I am a strong believer in Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligence approach to teaching; as such, students' instructions are differentiated so that they can all be reached at their level. The problem here, however, is that one can only do so much with what they have.
How can we expect our students to reach their full potential if we do not provide them with the essential tools they need?
My goal is to have a classroom equipped with modern mathematical technology that is student centered, one that they helped to nurture/maintain, where they are comfortable, where their academic needs are being met, they feel motivated and take responsibility for their learning.
Math is often seen as a subject to fear. As an effective math teacher, I utilize as many free games as I can. These paper games, because they are used often to reinforce concepts, do not last long. I aim to protect these games and allow students to manipulate them as often as they want.
Math, like any other subject, is just that: a subject; it is not a monster and so students should not shy away from it.
It should be as fun as, if not more, than any other subject. It is my aim to allow my students to use paper games daily, so I am seeking protection (through the use of a laminating machine) for these games.
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|Scotch Thermal Laminator, 1 Thermal Laminator with 20 Letter Size Pouches (TL1302VP) • Quill.com||$63.74||1||$63.74|
|Scotch TP3854-200 Thermal Laminating Pouches, 3 mil, Letter Size, 200/Pack • Quill.com||$45.04||1||$45.04|
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