“What’s a nicer word instead of the opposite, if you were being mathematical?”
Asking students to do something again, better, can be a powerful way to help them grasp and act upon their teacher’s high expectations.
The most successful lessons have a purpose – even if it’s a silly purpose
No one left behind… assessment, support and mastery in Dani Quinn’s maths classroom
Teachers must make many vexing judgments: one of the most difficult is deciding when students are ready to begin working independently. Too early, and we risk students getting lost in the task or frustrating them unnecessarily; too late, and we can leave our students bored and unchallenged.