Questions for Reflection
Every classroom in every school is unique. Every day
in class is a little bit different from the day before. Those are
reasons why The Learning Classroom
doesn't try to demonstrate a specific set of "recipes for success,"
as a cooking show might.
Instead, the video segments were taped as inquiries
good teachers in their everyday environments trying to turn
their best thinking into best practices.
They do show us some good techniques that we can adapt
easily to our own classrooms. But they also give us an opportunity
to raise good questions for discussion. For instance, how might
the ideas be used in another context or grade? What else might the
teacher have done to meet a teaching or classroom challenge?
In this section, you will have a chance to pose your
own questions raised by the video segments you have watched. You
will be able to compare your questions with those raised by others,
and you may read responses to some of those questions. Your teacher
or group leader may ask you to email your questions or response
to him/her or your learning group.
Step 1. The video segments in The Learning
Classroom were taped as teachers worked in their own classrooms.
As you watch, jot down the questions you have about what you see
the teacher do and how the students respond.
Click here open up a mail-to form.
Use it to record your questions and if you want, email them to yourself,
your instructor/facilitator or others in your learning group.
Step 2. When you're done, click on the episode
title from the list and compare your questions with the Questions
for Reflection and responses that our project team has anticipated.
Step 3. Review the responses we have prepared
to questions that match the ones you have asked. What else might
you add to the response you read?