1:50: Pulse Check
1:54: Goals, Agenda
1:55: Video Study
This week, we viewed videos from our classrooms of kids playing collaboratively with building materials. Our Framing Question was: How do our students collaborate naturally right now?
Observe: What did we see?
- Students playing not collaborating.
- Not sharing.
- Some doing the same thing at the same time.
- Students talking to eachother.
- Helping eachother.
- Student picking-up bags.
- Moved seamlessly to work together on one thing.
- One student is willing to work with another student.
What did we hear?
Student saying “We can do this”
What made you proud?
- Student making his voice be heard but still calm.
- Student taking a role.
- Students sharing blocks.
- Why? Persistence
- What concerned you?
- Start addressing no compromise.
- Rejecting ideas.
- Not sharing.
What’s behind some of this behavior?
How would we categorize the types of behavior that we saw?
What behaviors do we want to nurture for the greatest impact on learning?
How do we scaffold them in developing collaboration skills so they’re autonomous by the end of the year?
Divy up work
- establish roles
- make suggestions
- set/understand goal
- clean up
- how to use
What are we going to try in safe practice this week?
- Students make a plan.
- Beyond that decide on roles
- Start making suggestions to students.
- Gather the whole group to show good collaboration.
- Giving students a challenge.
- Don’t have to assign roles. Students will be able to work together without teacher telling them.
- That roles exist and students need to participate.