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  • Victoria Murphy

    November 7, 2022 at 9:21 am

    I see this working well in my classroom on the Vertical White Boards sharing notice and wonders, as well as strategies. BUT, just like others have noticed, most of my students at the moment just want to rush to an answer and most like the white boards because they then use this as an invitation to walk around and chat (not share answers…chat about other things) so we have some routines to work on.

    Additionally, I am finding students less resilient than before the pandemic. They want to get it done and move on. I see the benefit of giving productive struggle and having them push through, but I find that in my community, this is a bigger push on my part (rather than the students) than I previously had found. Instant-gratification is prevalent and we as teachers have work to do.

    I currently use more of a Thin-slicing method to learning new skills, but I am willing to try a notice-wonder-productive struggle method for skills as well. Coming soon in my classroom is our geometry unit, which will be a great place to start.