Hello all - I am going to keep it short and post from here this week because I'm at an arts integration conference! Some amazing learning this summer!
Thoughts for chapters 5 & 6 - I'm going to be mixing a bunch of things together because as I read this book and Disrupting Thinking AND attend this conference where we had (among others) Alan November talking with us, and my work with NGSS standards, a couple of things keep standing out.
#1: There must be a shift from looking for answers to thinking. Critical thinking which helps students self-assess. And not teacher directed, overly scaffolding thinking, but thinking of their own. I am also really finding the focus on changing the power arrangement within the classroom important. Another aspect of this is asking if anyone figured out something a different way or came to a different conclusion. I am finding this crucial in my conversations about the arts as well as science.
#2: Make thinking visible - this has also been a theme throughout this conference - really listening as the teacher names what they have heard. It has been powerful as a participant in different sessions this week. We've talked a lot about using it as evidence of learning.
#3: Positional statements/or evaluative - I am going to pay much closer attention to these types of statements.
#4: Loved the idea of highlighting words that the students DO know. Simple, but powerful.
Thanks again to all for your thoughts!