Habits of Mind and Singapore Math

Mo Gaffney July 19, 2017

Presented at:
SCL Summer Conference 2017


Whether you are implementing Singapore Math or are simply looking to improve the math culture in your school, this session is for you. Changing the way math is taught requires more than just a change of textbooks. A successful transition requires the development of habits of mind in our teachers and students. This session will include how we became a model school with Math's No Problem by developing instruction that promotes meta-cognition, flexible thinking, and striving for accuracy. Come learn from five-year journey of professional development, parent education, and students achievement.


Development Singapore Math Student


Mo Gaffney
Dr. Mo Gaffney has served as Head of the Lower School at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA, for the past four years. Before coming to TCS, Mo taught primary grades in both public and private schools. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education, an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and a doctorate in Elementary Education, all from the University of Virginia. While at U.Va., she did extensive research in elementary classrooms and served as a literacy coach. She has led professional development workshops in reading and writing and has presented at national conferences. Mo and her husband Jeff have four children.

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