Nonetheless, with a good deal of apprehension, and as much confidence and knowledge as I could muster, I introduced the robotics unit. I braced myself for the chaos that would surely arise and the insufficient responses I would inevitably end up giving to my students. They began to work and I waited, a knot in my stomach. To my surprise, 23 students did not rush up to me baffled and confused. Rather, as as I wandered around the classroom I sensed deep engagement. I observed in awe as each group worked together, discussed issues, resolved disagreements and navigated the computer and programming system. I began asking my little scientists questions; suddenly, I was the student and they were the teachers.
Madeline Anderson (@msanderson7) first year grade 3 /4 teacher. Learning everyday with the guidance of my little scientists as we navigate this amazing adventure.