Today Shira posted a wonderful and challenging post, From Facilitator to Activator. This post challenges teachers to move from the role of facilitator to activator by carrying out the following roles in the classroom:
- Providing feedback.
- Accessing thinking.
- Supporting challenging goals.
- Monitoring learning.
These roles describe the work teachers as coaches, mentors and guides need to do to foster effective learning in classrooms. Leibowitz's post naturally leads one to think about the best ways to carry out the roles above--a wonderful discussion topic for early PLCs (professional learning communities), ongoing #edchats and summer study/school prep efforts.