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  • Kyle Pearce

    November 3, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Hi Joanne! 

    I wonder whether it is different topics that require different types of delivery or whether we need to pause and think to ourselves “what makes this concept so complex?”

    If we better understand why something is complex, can we craft an experience that will help students engage with that concept?

    Does that make sense?
    As for writing on the desks, it comes down to Peter Liljedahl’s work with vertical non-permanent surfaces… the desk is horizontal, but that non-permanent”ness” of it gives kids the permission to take chances/risks and not worry about it being “etched in stone” like we often feel like when we write something down on paper. Even writing in pencil is more permanent (can see the erasemarks) and there is something psychological that seems to hold some students back from just giving it a shot…