By Mark Heintz
I have been going around school stopping students at random to hear what they feel teacher's do that impacts their learning. It is so important to continually ask the population we serve to get their feedback on what helps them master the content and skills we are trying to teach. The responses have been so insightful into what works for each of the unique learners that enter our classroom and can continue to drive the methods we use to instruct them. Once I captured the student's voice, I tracked down the teacher to share and get their input on the practice that was highlighted.
The student I asked in the video highlights the way Mrs. Perkins questions at the beginning and the end of each class and allows time for students to process the material from the day before.
Here is Mrs. Perkins explaining how and why she uses the questioning strategy at the beginning and end of class.