I have two main focuses as I write this weekly blog. Two driving questions that I have in my mind while making decisions. They are:
- How do I know if my students know?
- How do I get them to know if they know?
Week Twenty-six: Answer the Question
For this week's post, I am being more transparent. If you have been reading the blog, you have gotten glimpses of what the class looks like. I now would like to offer an opportunity to view an entire period!
A week ago, Linda Ashida Periscoped my classroom to few people in other high schools. They virtually visited the class and then we had a follow-up meeting to discuss the class and learn together.
I broke the video into three parts. It is a typical day, in which students are working with documents. To give more context to the exact process of the class, I wrote a blog post about the class, which you can read here.
Provide Specific Evidence:
1st Fifteen Minutes
2nd Fifteen Minutes
3rd Fifteen Minutes
Reflection and Impact:
Furthermore, we need to shift the narrative of what learning is to provide evidence to the community that children are amazing and learning valuable skills and knowledge along the way. Hopefully, by opening my classroom, it allows for others to do the same and shift some conversations about what schools towards a positive message about what they are and what we could do.