My school had another incentive day today, plus it was a half day. I posted about the last one of these here.
I had a nice discussion with a colleague yesterday about interacting with students…
A lot of times when I ask students questions about there work it is because I see a mistake. The colleague pitched the idea of asking students to explain their correct work at times, instead of only having them go over it when there is a mistake.
This short conversation was really helpful for me.
I get so caught up in things at times that I don’t even realize some days every conversation I have with students revolves around picking and questioning their mistakes. I haven’t had them explain why their work is correct much. Ever.
I want to work on creating positive interactions with students more often.