Who: This Social Emotional Learning (SEL) mathematics lesson plan is effective for grades K-12, as it can be applied to discussion of any math problem.
What: Through the incorporation of SEL, students can transform “you’re wrong!” into Accountable Talk by addressing sentence stems that can be used during classroom discussion. The teacher asks students to solve a problem, come up with multiple ways to show their solutions and discuss with their peers. The teacher then engages students in a discussion to evaluate how well how each approach worked in solving the problem.
Where: This lesson plan can be used in any mathematics class and during any lesson.
When: This lesson plan is geared towards small group instruction and individual practice. It can be used at any point during the school year.
Why:The activity presented in the lesson plan is a good framework for promoting social awareness and relationship management skills.