Today students complete their orientation of learning math correctly by conducting research about themselves (Tasks 4 and Task 5 require students to take a mindset & learning style inventory. Finally students are introduced to Khan Academy and the available resources for math help.
The next task is for each student to take an assessment to identify pre-requisite skills necessary for the upcoming course of instruction. Thus far students have taken a pre-evaluation survey for data analysis of the Standards of Mathematical Practices and other information to support learning decisions which finds the following information about the current math class students this year.
Ideas and original statements alone certainly do not change school systems per Blankstein (2013). A motto that explicitly explains the climate and culture of the school is paramount to help implement a positive behavior instructional support within the classrooms. Connecting to the core requires a shared mission and vision statement and a belief that the action can achieve favorable results.
Blankstein, A. M. (2013). Failure is not an option: 6 principles that advance student achievement in highly effective schools (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.