Another Way to Look at Resources
Team-teaching makes sense for us: it helps to have another professional who knows the students in order to create reasonable entry points to attend to diverse needs. We have found that sharing the work of presenting, and working with groups, helps us to better keep students actively engaged in learning, throughout the lesson. We rework methods as we go, and check on in on each other during the task.
Today, Paulette and I were able to focus on building students experiences with research materials by helping students in gathering their thoughts. Students worked with teachers to help bring words to their ideas, and moved toward developing reflections on their research experiences. As the students talked in groups, they considered each others’ contributions, and built on them. When problems arose, they tried to solve them, drawing on each other’s ideas to help gain an understanding.
Today I Learned: Collaboration as professionals is mirrored in students’ actions. As a team, we have a common learning goal. Bringing diversity of ideas to the fore of actions helps to create a peaceful learning space.
@MsGoldbergSays is a learning leader, and teaches gr. 1 & 2. She loves learning about STEAM in early learners, and her dog Max!