Friday, December 10, 2010

Illustrated Talk...maybe next time

I wanted to follow up on an earlier post.  The illustrated talk I had planned for a Grade 4 class didn't work out the way we planned, but that wasn't a bad thing.  The teacher I collaborated with and I had perhaps underestimated our students.  I'm sorry to admit this, as this is what I've been accusing others of doing!  Very embarrassing.

It was not necessary to offer visual support for our discussion, since the students were ready, willing, and able to express their questions and thoughts without much help from us at all.

I've been lucky enough to try out many of my ideas in Grade 3 and 4 classrooms over the past few weeks.  I have to organise my thoughts and put them in posts, so I can trace my learning and see what next steps make sense.

It's certainly easier to find time to Twitter than it is to Blog.