What to do when you don’t know what to do
- 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)
- Paraphrase students’ doubts
- State what is known, and be honest
- State what is not known, and be honest
- Commit to a follow up response
- 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