Have you or your staff found yourself feeling unhelpful when middle schoolers ask for assistance with their math homework? If so, there is an upcoming Math Night at the Putnam Ave Upper School on Tuesday, January 14th from 4:15-6:15pm to help adults learn more about how youth are using math in school and other fun ways to bring math into your programs.
Have your homework rooms been disruptive and unfocused? Maybe you may have tried adjusting your positive behavior guidance systems, but the issue persists. Young people want to be successful, and often when they are displaying challenging behaviors, it is because they do not feel equipped or supported to engage in the challenge of learning. Learning is a frustrating process, and middle schoolers need staff who are prepared to support them.
Building our capacity as Youth Workers in content areas like math and writing, can deepen our relationship to young people and provide opportunities for better understanding of how they learn and what they need to be advocates in their education.
Imagine if you could feel more confident with helping with math assignments, rather than having to tell young people to quiet down. Come sharpen your interests and join your MSN crew on January 14th as we brush up on our math skills!
If you are interested in attending, email Melinda by Friday, December 18th. For more information about the event, download the flyer or keep reading below.