Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Here’s the deal: I had several assignments out with kids, including a research paper and a classwork assignment. Kids were all over the place in terms of understanding and completion. What to do? List out our priorities and let ’em at it.
I always feel like these open work days come off as me not working. Like I’m supposed to be teaching stuff. Ah, insecurities.
Today, I realized several kids missed the boat on a few key ideas. To spot these issues earlier, I’m thinking of instituting a “show me one” plan where kids must demonstrate one of several classwork problems to me face-to-face.
How do you structure practice time? How do you find the kids who hide their lack of understanding?