I am working on my grad school homework right now so this is a super short 5 minute distraction post.
I thought I would add to the “Things I do wrong” PD that I will never offer.
- I like homogenous groupings over heterogenous. Not always based on ability but oftend based on my goals for the project. I find the homogenous groupings bring out new leaders.
- I work really hard to make them not want to disappoint me. This was more true when I taught in a needier population. I need for, “I see you didn’t do your homework. That really disappoints me,” to mean something. I am not sure exactly how I do this but sometimes when they are before the point of intrinsic motivation (middle schoolers) I make myself their extrinsic.
On a side note because of a meeting I was 7 minutes late to class and my students had already put numbers on the board and checked their answers. 🙂 I love them.