Teacher Learning Cast (TLC) #4: Time Management and Making Decisions in the Classroom

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Piry Herrera
Benjamin L. Stewart
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What to do when you don’t know what to do

Start by saying, “I don’t know”.
  • Many are uncomfortable to admit they do not know something.
  • Council of Chief State School Officers’ (CCSSO) Innovation Lab Network (ILN) focuses on building local capacity for personalized learning, although they admit they have never worked with a school system
  • The focus is on students and an inquiry-driven process of “personalized learning”, but what about teachers?
  • Impossible to discuss personalized learning without discussing assessment (teacher or students)
  • Teachers, what to do when you don’t know what to do!
    • Paraphrase students’ doubts
    • State what is known, and be honest
    • State what is not known, and be honest
    • Commit to a follow-up response
    • Wisdom
  • The 3 Best Teacher Feedback Questions to Continuously Ask Your Students
    • What should the teacher start doing?
    • What should the teacher stop doing?
    • What should the teacher continue doing?

In-progress decisions in the classroom

  • Time management considerations concerning activities that relate to student achievement
  • Blog post on time efficiency “T is for Time” Scott Thornbury’s blog. New Zeland Teacher https://scottthornbury.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/t-is-for-time/
  • Intro to Chapter 21 in Harmer, J. (2007). The practice of English Language Teaching. England: Longman
Plan may change when: Magic Moments, Sensible Diversion, and Unforeseen Problems