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  • Julie Gonzales

    June 28, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    As a K-12 math specialist/coach, I am thinking about using the R2D2 video at the beginning of the next school year (for our opening professional development days) to introduce a different way for teachers to do Notice and Wonder activities in their classrooms. Our current curriculums (both elementary and secondary) have these type of activities every two to three weeks but I think it might be worth teachers time to incorporate them every week.

    I can see myself setting up the activity very similar to how it was done for us with the exception of allowing teachers to pair share how “my” version is different than what they did last year in their classes. Then as a group, talk about the benefits of their own experience with Notice and Wonder. Using that saying “you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink” is where my headspace is at right now. Teachers have to experience things to see if it is worth their effort in their own classrooms. And one way I can challenge their thinking about what they do in class is to make them experience Notice and Wonder as a student. We shall see!