Monday, November 17, 2014

Teaching Deeper: Day One

I watched with care as students spread out around the room to solve a challenging problem.

I noticed lots of room for improvement including:
  • better access to materials
  • need for cleaning and organizing desks
  • more coaching with regard to teamwork (I started the lesson with some coaching that moved the effort forward a bit)
  • making a few more team work areas.
  • lots of positive, encouraging talk
Tomorrow we'll continue the task, I'll analyze the effort more and really listen to students' words and effort.

This task is a struggle for the students, a good struggle, one that lends itself to lots of learning and teaching. Onward.