My thought off the day is really a reminder about just how powerful listening to our students conversations can be in helping us to better our instructional practice. Refraining from actually getting involved in their dialogue, but only listening and recording key points from their conversation and/or things that they may be struggling with. The new student design of learning approach I am testing out in my current athletics unit allows me the freedom to walk, observe, and listen closely to their discussions and conversations as the students are busily working away at designing their own learning. It provides me with a very easy source of feedback as to whether or not they are on the correct track. When they are really struggling I can step in to lend a helping hand or to offer them advice.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.