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Programming begins each morning at 8:15 am sharp, ending at 4:30 pm on Friday, followed by a social hour from 5:00 - 6:30 pm; and ends at 4:15 pm on Saturday.

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Friday, February 19 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Judo Math: Relationship Based Learning FULL

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Everyone learns at a different pace, whether it's riding a bike or tying a shoe. So why aren't we teaching math that way? With Judo Math you can! Like the martial art practice, students progress through a series of belts to achieve mastery...all at their own pace. Slower kids get the extra time they need, building confidence in their abilities, while faster kids don’t have to wait for the rest of the class anymore - they get the chance to soar and explore. The core principles of Judo are cooperation and mutual welfare, creating an enviroinment to support peer-to-peer learning. By explaining and collaborating, students gain a deeper understanding as they work with each other to become a black belt.

Join us for this session to learn how to create this positive culture in your classroom. You can earn your first belts through activities to experience how the students feel - and leave with a teacher's guide with step-by-step instructions for using Judo Math in your classroom.

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Jamie Holmes

Teacher, High Tech Middle Chula Vista
Jamie started teaching and working in education in the private school sector as Athletic Director, math teacher, coach, and most memorably, running a comprehensive Outdoor Education program. He earned a Masters in Education at Teacher's College in New York before working as an Upper... Read More →
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Dan Thoene

Teacher, High Tech High
Dan helped open High Tech Middle School back in 2003 and has been teaching in the village ever since. He’s taught 8th grade Math and Science at HTM for 12 years before moving to High Tech Middle Media Arts this year. He graduated from UCSB in 1992 with a major in communications... Read More →

Friday February 19, 2016 3:15pm - 4:30pm MST
Lamy Santa Fe Community Convention Center