What to do when you don’t know what to do
- Start by saying, “I don’t know”.
- Many are uncomfortable to admit they do not know something.
- Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Innovation Lab Network (ILN) focuses on building local capacity for personalized learning, although they admit they have never worked with a school system
- Focus is on students and an inquiry-driven process of “personalized learning”, but what about teachers?
- Impossible to discuss personalized learning without discussing assessment (teacher or students)
- Teachers, what to do when you don’t know what to do!
- Paraphrase students’ doubts
- State what is known, and be honest
- State what is not known, and be honest
- Commit to a follow up response
- The 3 Best Teacher Feedback Questions to Continuously Ask Your Students
- What should the teacher start doing?
- What should the teacher stop doing?
- What should the teacher continue doing?
In-progress decisions in the classroom
Time management considerations concerning activities that relate to student achievement
- Blog post on time efficiency “T is for Time” Scott Thornbury’s blog. New Zeland Teacher https://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/t-is-for-time/
- Intro to Chapter 21 in Harmer, J. (2007). The practice of English Language Teaching. England: Longman
Plan may change when: Magic Moments, Sensible Diversion, and Unforeseen Problems